July, 2014

In Tune > Society > Salzburg Festival - It’s not for “Jedermann”!
by Georg Predota | July 31st, 2014

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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 [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > What’s “English” about Bach’s - English Suites - ?
by Georg Predota | July 29th, 2014

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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 [...] more >>

Composers > Love > Between Mahler and Gropius - Oskar Kokoschka and the Alma Doll
by Georg Predota | July 28th, 2014

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Oskar Kokoschka and the Alma Doll

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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 [...] more >>