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 >>
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
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 >>
The manufacturers of the world’s handpans don’t want to turn to mass production. The result: Super-long waiting lists to get one of these rare steel orbs.
“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 >>