July, 2018

75 Posts
Music as Communication Across All Levels – An Interview with Peter Keller
When playing in an ensemble, are you in a world of your own or do you create strong perceptive links with your fellow players? It is this world of the imperceptible that Professor Peter Keller of the Western Sydney University
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Beethoven – Schubert – Tchaikovsky
BeethovenEgmont Overture, Op. 84 SchubertSymphony No. 8 in B Minor D. 759 “Unfinished” TchaikovskyRomeo And Juliet, Fantasy-Overture Performed by Frank Jeremiah Black, conductor Orchestre de Cleveland Recorded in 1945 Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
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Music of Evaporation—Love of Consequence
Federico Mompou and Carmen Bravo
Never underestimate the power of laughter! When Catalan pianist Carmen Bravo was asked what made her fall in love with Federico Mompou (1893-1987), she quietly confessed, “He made me laugh.” Mompou was quiet, shy and introverted, and Bravo extroverted, outgoing
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The Musical Bicycle of Samuel Goss
For a great many people, the car is a fantastic place to enjoy music. And predictably this pleasure manifests itself in a variety of musical and cultural practices. It ranges from background eavesdropping during a long commute to turning vehicles
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Why should I review this concert?
I’m very fortunate, living in London, to have access to a wealth of live classical music, and I could be at a concert every night of the week if I wished. I am also lucky enough to be able to
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Music and Nature: Flowers
Flowers show us the invisible world – they pop up to show us Spring, they dance in the wind, they bring happiness, and can mark occasions of solemnity. Composers, accordingly, use music to show us flowers – dancing, or something
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Berlioz: Symphonie Funebre
Premiered Today in 1840
The “Grande Symphonie funèbre et triomphale,” to use its full title, was Hector Berlioz’s fourth and last symphony. Commissioned by the Minister of the Interior for the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the three-day revolution of July 1830, the
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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 and 2 / The Bolt Suite / Tahiti Trot
Jazz Suite no.1 III. Foxtrot (Blues) From SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Jazz Suites Nos. 1 and 2 / The Bolt Suite / Tahiti Trot (2002) Released by Naxos Shostakovich: Jazz Suite no.1 – III. Foxtrot (Blues)Shostakovich was most definitely a light-and-shade composer.
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