ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Keep calm and listen Mozart, Schubert, Debussy and Bach
A Heavyweight Musical Boxing Match
Franz Liszt vs. Felix Mendelssohn “Contest” at the Comtesse de P’s in Paris
A Key to the Brahms Sound
J. B. Streicher & Sohn No. 8105 The process of finding the perfect sounds for his compositions
- Does She Really Love Him?: The Berio Ending for Turandot Berio takes us to the cynical 21st century, where even love is tinged with irony.
- Invisible and Visible: An Interview With Roger Vignoles The qualities needed to be an accompanist
The Song of the Nightingale
Felix Mendelssohn and Jenny Lind “Jenny Lind has fairly enchanted me; she is unique in her way..."
- The Genius of Claude Debussy "Debussy at the piano! One had to have seen it to appreciate its magic..."
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
The Italian Serenade began life as a simple Serenade in G major, but by April 1890, Wolf had changed its name. Written for string quartet, it was originally intended to be a standard 4-movement work, but because of the death of his father so shortly after completing this, it was left as a one-movement work.