February, 2013

48 Posts
Cheeky Budding Conductors:
Podiums I Have Not Known
Arnold Rosenberg, Uncle Arnold, was a global citizen who relished all of the arts especially music. He rubbed shoulders with great artists and travelled widely in the days when world travel was an extraordinary undertaking. He became a music critic
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Dvorak – Kodaly – Villa-Lobos
DvorakQuintet for Piano and Strings in A major, Op. 81, B. 155 KodalyString Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 Villa-LobosQuartet No. 6 in E minor Performed by George Solchany, piano Quatuor Hongrois Recorded in 1954 – 1958 Dvorak: Quintet for Piano
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Karl Leister plays Poulenc Clarinet sonata
The Sonata will be performed at the HK Arts Festival by Martin Fröst.
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Le Roi Soleil
Jean-Baptiste Lully Marche des Mousquetaires du Roy de France Trios pour le coucher du Roi For countless centuries, monarchs, royalty and nobility carried cognomens, that is, nicknames appended either before or after their real names. Frequently these monikers made reference
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Turtle Song
I spend most of my time at Cambridge involved in activities that are almost entirely self-serving. I work towards a degree; I engage in musical projects to practice conducting; I seek work either to earn money or to gain valuable
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One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy ‘an inspiration’
As a teenager seeking his first place at a school for young pianists, Nicholas McCarthy was refused an audition and told he would never succeed.
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Tempting Fate!
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 6 in A minor (1903-1904)
In November 1901, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) first met Alma Schindler, Vienna’s most eligible Bachelorette. Stepdaughter of the painter Carl Moll, Alma took painting lessons from Gustav Klimt and composition lessons from Josef Labor and Alexander Zemlinsky, with whom she also
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Mikhail Rudy plays Prokovief
Mikhail Rudy will be performing at the HK Arts Festival.
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