November, 2012

46 Posts
Music makes food taste better
What music makes coffee taste better? What soundtrack should accompany red wine?
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A Cut above the Rest!
Theodore Billroth
Brahms String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 “It is one of the superficialities of our time to see in science and in art two opposites. Imagination is the mother of both.” These thoughtful words, uttered towards the
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My instrument is my orchestra – Zubin Mehta
Doing telephone interview is nerve-racking because the communication between you and the interviewee relies on one thing- the voice. It is even more nerve-racking when the voice is from one of the greatest conductors in the world, Maestro Zubin Mehta.
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Bronislaw Huberman and the formation of the Israeli Philharmonic
The legendary violinist and peace activist Bronislaw Huberman was born in Poland December 19, 1882 of Jewish parents. His prodigious talent was manifest at a very early age and it soon became evident that he needed the best teacher in
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Schumann
SchumannConcerto for Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 129 Genoveva, overture, Op. 81 Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 Performed by Aldo Parisot, cello Pierre-Michel Le Conte, conductor Otto Ackermann, conductor Orchestre de l’Opéra d’Etat de Vienne
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Glazunov: Violin Concerto – Silvia Marcovici, violin; Stokowski conducts
A special treat with this gem from 1972
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The Spy who loved me!
Liszt and Agnes Street-Klindworth
Orpheus, S98/R415 For 12 years, the Villa Altenberg in Weimar became the holy shrine celebrating the religious and personal cults of Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein and Franz Liszt. Working together in a church like atmosphere of religious solitude, they wrote essays,
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Vivaldi Concerto Discovered in Dresden
A violin concerto attributed to Vivaldi has been unearthed at the Dresden State Library by Icelandic scholar Johannes Agustsson. Said work, according to Vivaldi expert Michael Talbot, was composed around 1732 or shortly thereafter and represents a major breakthrough in
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