ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
How Smetana Established the “Czechness” in His Opera
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Hélène Grimaud, György Sándor and Martha Argerich How much was Hélène Grimaud influenced by her teachers?
On ‘Letting Go’ as a Musician
Part 3 – Letting Go of the Notes The importance of lifting out of the piano keys
- The Pianist’s Solitude The pianist’s life is, by necessity, lonely. Why?
- 20 Quotes From 20th-Century Pianists How do these pianists view music and life?
- Quiz on Bird Music II – Who Composed These Bird Songs? More classical music on birds!
- The Most Famous Classical Piano Pieces 11 piano pieces that are almost instantly recognisable to anyone!
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
At the heart of Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy is a song he wrote in 1816 based on a text by Georg Philipp Schmidt von Lübeck (1766 - 1849). In the song, the wander seeks happiness, but cannot find it anywhere – when he sighs ‘where?’ the answer comes back, ‘There, where you are not, is your happiness.’