Tag Archives: classical

‘To give a feeling of connection and relevance’

Royal Festival Hall Gala Celebration 5 […] "Everything in life is about personal relationships – including the way one feels about music. I want to create as many opportunities for people to have that 'aha' moment – give people the chance to really connect with the composers." […] […] "Musicians, like actors and writers, can […]

The man who killed the delirious party of late Romanticism

Glenn Gould – Webern […] Gould' s thoughts on ‘ideal' music were most vividly expressed in a few lines he wrote about Jan Sibelius in 1974: “at its best, his style partook of that spare, bleak, motivically stingy counterpoint that nobody south of the Baltic ever seems to write.” Spare, bleak, motivically stingy counterpoint. You […]

None must sleep, none must sleep

Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma […] Perhaps his biggest gift to the music world was when he teamed up with Spanish stars Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras at the 1990 soccer World Cup and introduced operatic classics to an estimated 800 million television viewers round the globe. Sales of opera albums shot up after the gala […]

IM IN UR HALL LISTNIN TO UR CLASIX

Symphony for the Bloggers

Whats yr take on Monteverdi?

[…] However, which works of classical music are worthy of our precious time? What repertoire is considered the foundation of every classical music library? For the beginning music appreciation student, the endless choices might seem daunting. What follows is a recommended list of the classical music giants and their most enlightening and ethereal repertoire in […]

I’M IN YR CITY HALL PLAZA, WATCHING YR OPERA

Before the big O During the big O

I’M IN YR CITY HALL PLAZA, WATCHING YR OPERA