April, 2015

73 Posts
The Character of a Basso: An Interview with Riccardo Zanellato
Italian basso Riccardo Zanellato will join Sumi Jo and Elīna Garanča in the Fifth Anniversary Gala of the Guangzhou Opera House in May. This isn’t his first appearance in the region, having sung in Hong Kong and Taipei in the
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Béla Bartók
Art is a matter of evolution, not revolution 70 years ago, the world completely ignored the passing of one of the most creative and influential composers of the 20th century. Béla Bartók (1881–1945) originally hailed from the Hungarian town of
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Brahms – Schumann
BrahmsQuintette for piano, 2 violins, viola and cello in F minor, op. 34 SchumannGrande Humoresque in B flat major, op. 20 Performed by Sviatoslav Richter, piano Quatuor Borodine Recorded in 1956 – 1958 Schumann: Grande Humoresque in B flat major,
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Carrying the Coat of Arms of Austria
Every pianist knows that the standard grand piano has an 88-key keyboard! And in general, this assumption is certainly correct. However, if you stumble across the Bösendorfer Imperial Model 290 or the Bösendorfer Model 225, you will notice that these
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Wait, You Need to Suffer Some More
Musicians Grapple With Beethoven
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The Bel Canto of Life: An Interview with Sumi Jo
Korean coloratura soprano Sumi Jo made her reputation in Europe starting in the late 1980s with appearances at the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna State Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. She will be appearing at the Guangzhou Opera House in May
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Kinds of Orchestras
In many cities, there are multiple orchestras and although we might think that they differentiate themselves solely through their labels: London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra, etc., they may also carry other names that differentiate them by size. The smallest
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BachSix Sonatas for Violin and Clavichord BWV 1014/1019 Performed by Reinhold Barchet, violin Robert Veyron-Lacroix, clavichord Recorded in 1960 Bach: Sonata for Violin and Clavichord No. 1 in B minor BWV 1014 – Adagio
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