November, 2013

52 Posts
Warbling Violins
Corelli and Bologna
The famed violinmakers of Cremona — Nicolò Amati, Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Bartolomeo Guarneri — initiated a golden age of string music in Italy. Various important centers of violin making, performing and composition began to emerge around 1650, with the
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In touch with Christoph Meyer
Christoph Meyer is the director of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf Duisburg and is regularly on the jury for international singing competitions. I recently caught up with him to talk about the future of opera, both from the perspective
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How long is a piece of music?
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth wonders if the experience of live music should live longer than the music itself?
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In Daddy’s Footsteps!
Franz Xaver Mozart
Franz Xaver Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 25 Rather predictably, the deciphering of the human genome has done little to provide conclusive answers to questions regarding musical talent and ability. Although we have learned that certain
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Chopin – Mendelssohn
Chopin24 Preludes, Op. 28 MendelssohnSongs without Words Performed by Guiomar Novaes, piano Recorded in 1957 – 1960 Mendelssohn: Songs without Words Book 1 op. 19b no. 1 in E major
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Bach BWV 1041
Unusual Bach played by accordionist Richard Galliano.
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No nerves in sight –
Thomas Adès and Friends
The atmosphere was electric. A mix of current Guildhall students, teachers, professors, alumni, critics and music lovers all piled in to the intimate Milton Court concert hall – Guildhall’s new music and drama venue. To celebrate the opening of this
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The scratch orchestra of Kinshasa
The members of the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste – the world’s only all-black orchestra – are self-taught and started out playing homemade instruments. Now the band’s founder is to be given a major international accolade
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