July, 2014

62 Posts
Salzburg Festival
It’s not for “Jedermann”!
The War to end all Wars—as World War I was colloquially known—put a brutal stop to most cultural events on the European continent. Although some determined aficionados managed to ignore the devastation caused by this all-encompassing conflict, most theaters, opera
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Brahms – Haydn
BrahmsIntermezzi op. 117 Pieces for Piano, op. 118 Pieces for Piano, op. 119 HaydnSonata No. 32 in B minor Hob. XVI/32 Performed by Jenny Zaharieva, piano Recorded in 2011 Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat major op. 117
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Pinball Wizard – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The Ukulele Orchestra will be performing at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
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How Music Could Make You a Rocket Scientist
There is a very strong correlation between childhood engagement in the creative arts and measurable success later in life, researchers at Michigan State University have found.
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What’s “English” about Bach’s English Suites?
Throughout his long and industrious musical career, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) never strayed far away from home. Content to live and work in his native community, and possibly remembering that he was once thrown in jail for overstaying his leave
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Mendelssohn: Paulus
Paulus will be performed at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
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Between Mahler and Gropius
Oskar Kokoschka and the Alma Doll
When Gustav Mahler died in 1911, his widow Alma first sought comfort in the arms of her already-lover Walter Gropius. However, Alma still harbored resentment that Gropius had intentionally misaddressed an envelope and thus exposed their affair to Gustav. In
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Dvorak
DvorakString Quartet in E flat major, op. 51 Bagatelles for two violins, cello and harmonium, op. 47 Sonatina for violin and piano, op. 100 Performed by Quatuor Vlach Miroslav Kampelsheimer, harmonium Ladislav Jásek, violin Zorha Lochmanova, piano Recorded in 1955
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