November, 2014

Artists > Interviews > The Rose Blooming in the Desert - Creating the Qatar Philharmonic
by Maureen Buja | November 29th, 2014

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Creating the Qatar Philharmonic

Like a rose blooming in the desert, the Qatar Philharmonic has made a unique place for beauty in the city of Doha, Qatar. We had a conversation recently with Kurt Meister, Executive Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, about how [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Hans Leo Hassler - The Venice Experiment
by Georg Predota | November 27th, 2014

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The Venice Experiment

Born 450 years ago, Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612) was the first notable German composer to broaden his musical horizon by studying in Italy. Not surprisingly, Hassler went to the city of Venice to experience the thriving musical environment surrounding the [...] more >>

Composers > Love > Soulmates! - Adolf von Henselt and Rosalie Vogel
by Georg Predota | November 25th, 2014

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Adolf von Henselt and Rosalie Vogel

In 1836, the exceptional pianist and composer Adolf von Henselt suffered a severe nervous breakdown. After taking a number of cures in local spas and private hospitals, Henselt decided to visit his old teacher Johann Nepomuk Hummel in Weimar. Hummel [...] more >>