February, 2015

Artists > Behind the scenes > “In The Zone” — How Performers Do It
by Janet Horvath | February 28th, 2015

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You can hardly believe it when you experience that rare, perfect moment when your gestures, feelings, senses and your mind are in perfect harmony. When everything “gels” you sound like you do in your mind— like Heifetz, Rubinstein, James Galway, [...] more >>

Media > Musical Prodigies Find Plenty of Youthful Company
February 27th, 2015

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Recently, Yuanfan Yang has been busy preparing for his upcoming Scotland tour, learning Chopin’s Fantasie in F minor and piano sonatas by Beethoven and Rachmaninov, respectively. Then there’s Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto and Prokofiev’s first piano concerto, which he’s learning [...] more >>

Forgotten records > Hartmann – Schnitkke – Stravinsky
February 26th, 2015

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HartmannConcerto for Violin and Orchestra “Funeral Concerto” SchnitkkeViolin Sonata No. 1 StravinskyItalian Suite Tango Performed by Annie Jodry, violin Hasmig Surmelian, piano Jean Thorel, conductor Ensemble Stringendo Recorded in 1990 – 2000 Stravinsky: Italian Suite – Introduction

Blog > Der Fliegende Holländer - ROH, February 17, 2015
by Philip Eisenbeiss | February 25th, 2015

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ROH, February 17, 2015

Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) is an opera with unusually extensive chorus segments. And Director Tim Albery’s production at the Royal Opera House puts the chorus to unusually good use. Enthusiastic, dramatically intense and vocally polished, this [...] more >>

In Tune > Society > Jonas Chickering
by Georg Predota | February 24th, 2015

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“The Transformation of American Piano Making” Some inventions completely revolutionize the further development of an instrument. Take for example the 1837 worldwide patent registered by the Boston piano manufacturer Chickering & Sons. They introduced the first practical casting of a [...] more >>