July, 2013

52 Posts
The Riot of Spring!
100 years ago, on 29 May 1913, the city of Paris witnessed the premiere performance of a musical work that exerted a tremendously powerful influence on the music of the 20th century. The Rite of Spring catapulted Stravinsky to international
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Good Vibrations: how sex toys can help singers
Something for the weekend: scientific research proves that vibrators are good for your vocal health.
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In touch with Daniel Oren:
A life in Opera
Being chosen by Leonard Bernstein to sing the boy solo part in Chichester Psalms, conductor Daniel Oren seems to be destined for the opera house from an early age. Indeed, when I saw him stepping onto the podium to conduct
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Jeajoon Ryu’s violin Caprice : Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Ilya Gringolts will be performing at the Verbier Festival.
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Back to Bach
Hindemith and Bach
In his Suite 1922, Paul Hindemith had not only referenced in popular music genres; he also paid homage to the gestures and aesthetic of the high Baroque. Like many composers of the time, Hindemith was looking for greater objectivity and
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ChopinFantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, op. 66 Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, op. 61 Waltz in C sharp minor, op. 64 no. 2 Waltz in A flat major, op. 70 no. 1 Waltz in E minor, op. post. Ballade No.
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Bach Cantatas
Chorus: “Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen” John Eliot Gardiner From Bach Cantatas Gardiner (2013) Released by Harmonia Mundi Bach: Chorus – “Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen”Another masterpiece by John Eliot Gardiner. Official Website
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Charles-Valentin Alkan
From the Diary of a Hermit At one time or another, Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) was mentioned in the same breath with Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt and even compared with Hector Berlioz. Not only was Alkan — he was born
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