ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Dragging Freddie Mercury to the realm of classical music
- Forgotten Pianists: Aldo Ciccolini Celebrated interpreter of French piano works
- Recalling Richter Discover the anecdotes of his extensive recordings and live performances
- Brazil and Concert Innovation: Nepomuceno’s Symphony in G minor Nepomuceno’s technical mastery and the influence of Brahms
“Beyond the Eccentricity of Planet Pogorelich” What makes her one of the most highly sought after pianists?
- How Much Do You Know About Schumann? His favourite work, his love story, letters, illness... Do you know all?
- Music and the Arts in the Middle Ages Learn more about the Gregorian chants and renaissance artworks
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
The work has six movements, and the first movement uses a theme from Schubert’s song Der Wanderer, D. 493. Schubert modelled his Octet closely on Beethoven’s Septet, including the structure of the movements and the keys used. The first movement opens with a slow Adagio before a spirited Allegro speeds things up.