ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
- Granted an Audience by the Queen Chinese Musicians’ recollections of their encounters with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Hildegard von Bingen: Nun more versatile! One of the largest extant musical outputs among medieval composers
- Ignace Tiegerman: The Lost Legend of Cairo Rediscover his pianistic mastery and extensive teaching
- Challenging Traditional Practices at the Piano Should students conform to the “piano dogma” in their piano practice?
- Khatia Buniatishvili
“Beyond the Eccentricity of Planet Pogorelich” What makes her one of the most highly sought after pianists?
- Classical Music Beyond the Concert Stage: Ten Classical Pieces Used in Commercials How did various businesses use classical music in advertisement?
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
La Damoiselle élue (The Blessed Damozel) keeps to the artistic style of the Pre-Raphaelites: diaphanous, bloodless, transparent, charming might all be applied to it. This serves as a contrast to the bombast and volume of those who followed Wagner’s aesthetic. There’s an audible contrast between the chaste and modal vocal writing (the music of those in heaven) and the luscious orchestral parts.