May, 2013

52 Posts
Searching for Authenticity: Turandot
Ever since the seventeenth century, composers in every generation have explored the Orient for musical and dramatic inspiration. In fact, the sheer durability of this Orientalist obsession in music has greatly extended the language of music by employing eastern instruments,
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Playing by Heart, With or Without a Score
It would seem that the filmmaker Michael Haneke, who wrote and directed the wrenching and poignantly acted new French movie “Amour,” is swept away by the mystique of a pianist, alone onstage, conveying mastery and utter oneness with music by
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SchubertPiano Quintet in A major, Op. 114 D. 667 “The Trout” Quartettsazt in C minor, D. 703 Octet in F major, Op. 166, D. 803 Performed by Vlado Perlemuter, piano Jacques Lancelot, clarinet Gilbert Coursier, horn Paul Hongne, bassoon Gaston
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Alexandre Tharaud : Bach (Marcello)
The Elyma Ensemble will be performing at the Festival de Saint-Denis.
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Intimacy Revisited: A Look at Hong Kong’s Performer/Composer Summit, Two Years Later
Two years on, the question remains: what, exactly, is Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology doing dropping gobs of money to invite top-class musicians from around the world to spend two weeks on a campus without a music department?
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Without Music, Life would be an Error:
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche Das zerbrochene Ringlein Piano Sonata in G Major “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.” This most widely quoted statement originating with Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) first appeared in the 1882 publication Die fröhliche
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Orchestrated manoeuvres
Classical music dying? Somebody forgot to tell these innovative acts coming to the Sydney Festival.
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Envy the Cellist
Why I Love the Cello Because it is me. Because it is the closest sound to the human voice. Because I can engulf it with my body in an embrace. Because when I tell people that I play the cello
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