March, 2013

51 Posts
An Italian Tragedy
Giuseppe Verdi and Margherita Barezzi
Giuseppe Verdi was a painfully private individual. Details about his romantic encounters are sketchy, and for the most part rely on his own and somewhat inconsistent recollections later in life. We do know, however, that Verdi went to live in
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Arvo Pärt – The Bach of our century
It is said that Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is the Bach of our century. An unassuming man with furrowed brow, a big bushy salt and pepper beard, and serious contemplative demeanor, this contemporary composer, does not tend to make people
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Oh, those string players are so full of themselves
Yes, but what about the louts in the brass section? Orchestra members, so unified when on stage, enjoy poking fun at one another when off.
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Reverberating Devotion
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore and Guillaume Dufay
Guillaume Dufay, Nuper rosarum flores For almost 600 years, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower) has dominated the cityscape of Florence. Build on the site of an earlier cathedral dedicated to Saint
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SchubertTrio for Piano, Violin and Cello No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 99, D. 898 Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 100, D. 929 Performed by Trio Albeneri Recorded in 1951 Schubert:
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Bach’s Saint John’s Passion –
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
The Monteverdi Choir
Mark Padmore
Click here to read about the Bach Marathon Tour.
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In touch with Karlo Margetić
Karlo Margetić would like to thank fellow composer, Jack Body, for ordering him to apply to the Intimacy of Creativity 2013, because if his friend hadn’t, Karlo would have missed out on what he described as a “fantastic opportunity”. Born
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Music has slipped through the bars of Cage
John Cage gamely admitted that his teacher Schoenberg was right – he ‘had no ear’ and was not so much a composer as an inventor
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