August, 2012

47 Posts
Aung San Suu Kyi signs up to Leeds International Piano Competition
A piano was one of the symbols of her lonely fight against political oppression. Now her name has been given to a new gold medal by Fanny Waterman, another great woman of our times
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My Father’s Cello
Max Bruch Kol Nidrei, Op.47 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim Jacqueline Du Pre After the Second World War, my parents escaped from their native Hungary to Munich. At that time refugees had to go to Munich in order to
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Saint-Saëns – Dukas – Rabaud
Saint-SaënsThe Spinning Wheel of Omphale, op. 31 Phaethon, op. 39 Danse macabre, op. 40 The Youth of Hercules, op. 50 DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice, symphonic scherzo RabaudThe Evening procession, op. 9 Performed by Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor New York Philharmonic Recorded in
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Ralph Vaughan Williams, Suite for Viola – Maxim Rysanov
Maxim will be performing in Hong Kong.
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Mozart in London II
During his initial stay in London, which lasted from 23 April 1764 through 1 July 1765, young Wolfi regaled in the invigorating and stimulating musical environment offered by the British capital. A rapidly prospering and growing middle class not only
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Attila the Hun, the Merciful
Verdi: Attila The conversation should have gone in another direction. After all, how often are you in the presence of Attila the Hun, and live to tell the story. Instead, when speaking to the legendary Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto, all
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I’m Ready for My Close-Up, Mr. Puccini
WHEN you walk to your seat in a movie theater for one of the “Live in HD” broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, your experience begins with the sound: the instantly recognizable, immediately comforting hum of instruments tuning and the audience
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Extra, Extra: Daniel Stern tells all!
Franz Liszt and Marie d’Agoult III
Franz Liszt Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b In the second volume of his “Years of Pilgrimage” (Deuxième année: Italie), Franz Liszt musically recalls some of the emotionally fulfilling days traveling in the company of his lover Marie d’Agoult.
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