May, 2014

74 Posts
A quiet word about classical concert etiquette
Who says classical music must be enjoyed in silence? Despite a summer of mobiles, coughs and even a misfiring hearing aid, our writer refuses to join the tutters
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“New ideas must seek new forms”
Richard Strauss and the Tone Poem
After grooming his conducting career under Hans von Bülow in Meiningen between October 1885 and April 1886, Richard Strauss was offered the post as third conductor at the Munich Hofoper. Before he took up his post in Munich, Strauss —
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The Belfiato Quintet performs Anton Rejcha’s Woodwind Quintet in D major
The Belfiato Quintet will be performing at the Prague Spring International Music Festival.
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Pop to Classical
In 1950, singer Theresa Brewer had a top 10 hit with ‘Music! Music! Music!,’ also known as ‘Put Another Nickel In’ and for one classical composer the song was so prevalent and so annoying that he turned into a piece
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Schmitt – Ropartz – Aubert
SchmittThe Tragedy of Salome, Op. 50 RopartzThe Hunt of Prince Arthur AubertHabanera Le Tombeau de Chateaubriand Performed by Pedro de Freitas Branco, conductor Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française Recorded in 1952 – 1956 Ropartz: The Hunt of Prince Arthur
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Chopin: 19 Polish Songs
Chopin: 19 Polish Songs – No. 13. Dumkas: Nie ma czego trzeba (There is no need) From Chopin: 19 Polish Songs (1999) Released by CD Accord/Naxos Chopin: 19 Polish Songs – No. 13. Dumkas: Nie ma czego trzeba (There is
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The musical Conversion
Richard Strauss and Alexander Ritter
There can be no doubt that Lotti Speyer had seriously enflamed the romantic passions of the young Richard Strauss. After a short ten days at the little spa of Heilbrunn, however, the two lovebirds had to return to their respective
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Which musical instrument is a good fit for your child?
Nowadays, children are expected to start all sorts of extra-curricular activities even before they can utter ‘ma-ma’ and ‘da-da’. If you haven’t got your act together yet, fret not. Here is a guide to helping you choose the right instrument
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