June, 2014

Composers > Inspiration > Skipping Town: Christoph Willibald Gluck
by Georg Predota | June 30th, 2014

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Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) was a prodigious musical talent. By age 13—entirely self-thought—he was a proficient vocalist and expert performer on the violin, cello, harpsichord, and the organ. Regrettably, his father, a successful and prosperous forester did not share his [...] more >>

Forgotten records > Diabelli – Fürstenau – Matiegka
June 30th, 2014

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DiabelliTrio for flute, viola and guitar FürstenauSuite for flute and guitar, op. 35 MatiegkaQuartet in G major for flute, guitar, viola and cello (arr. Franz Schubert) Performed by Richard Dahl Eriksen, viola Ulrik Neumann, guitar Poul Birkelund, flute Jørgen Friisholm, [...] more >>

In Tune > Arts > The Miracles of Salzburg - Maria Plain and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
by Georg Predota | June 29th, 2014

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Maria Plain and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Missa Brevis, K. 192 “Credo” Leopold Mozart and his wife Anna Maria Walburga had seven children, of whom only two survived infancy. Being good Catholics and all, they continued to sponsor Holy Masses for their dead children. [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Psychoanalysis of a Dysfunctional Family - Richard Strauss: - Elektra -
by Georg Predota | June 26th, 2014

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Richard Strauss: Elektra

Richard Strauss: Elektra In Greek mythology, Elektra is widely considered the most psychologically advanced Greek tragedy. The Greek dramatist Sophocles constructed a play that centers on the heroine’s obsession to avenge her father’s murder. Elektra lives in hope that her [...] more >>