May, 2014

74 Posts
Intimacy in Strauss
The Cello Sonata
Yo-yo Ma, cello Emanuel Ax, piano Richard Strauss: Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 6, TrV 115 Richard Strauss was controversial as a person and as a composer, despite being one of the more prominent composers of the 20th Century.
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The Supernatural in Music
XII. Gothic Visuals: Musical Horror in the Cinema
Slowly, behind the heroine, the shadow rises….the audience shrinks back in their cinema seats, helped with a hearty push from the music, generally starting in the cellos, which signal the terror that awaits. Then the violins take over, strident in
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Monkeying around the Edges
In the fifteenth century, when manuscript book production really took off, the problem of blank space in the margins had some unique solutions. When these were music books, even the initial letters of songs were decorated.
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Online, Mozart in Background Boosts Women’s Attractiveness
But a study finds men are more likely to be judged as good-looking if heavy metal is used as background music on their homepage.
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‘Spirit, Strength and Sorrow’
Stabat Mater
The image of Jesus on the cross has inspired artists of many kinds for centuries. There are of course many striking paintings of the scene by artists from Veláquez’s Cristo crucificado to Salvador Dali’s Christ of Saint John of the
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Embodied Sexuality
Georges Bizet: Carmen
Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen was first produced at the Vienna Opera on 23 October 1875, with an extremely curious Johannes Brahms in the audience. Brahms had been aware of the scandalous Parisian premiere, summarized by a local critic. “Mr. Bizet
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Mozart – Schumann – Verdi
MozartQuintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in A major, K. 581 SchumannString Quartet No. 3 in A major, op. 41 No. 3 VerdiString Quartet in E minor Performed by Guy Deplus, clarinet Quatuor Parrenin Recorded in 1957 – 1959 Verdi:
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Diana Damrau and Xavier de Maistre perform Fauré’s “Après un rêve”
Diana Damrau and Xavier de Maistre will be performing at the International Istanbul Music Festival.
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