March, 2015

In Tune > Society > Salzburg Mozarteum – the Place to Smell Music
by Oliver Pashley | March 30th, 2015

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The Mozarteum University, nestled in the Austrian town of Salzburg, forms an inseparable part of the musical fabric of this artistically and historically rich town. Thomas Manhart from the Mozarteum’s press office tells me how the School that dates back [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Composer’s Pianos: Piano Innovation
by Maureen Buja | March 29th, 2015

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The Alex Cobbe Collection of composer’s pianos is a collection that can give us a feeling for how pianos developed, often in response to the demands of composers. The square piano, called that despite the fact that they’re actually rectangles, [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > “Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times”
by Georg Predota | March 29th, 2015

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For Erik Satie, dance, theatre and cabaret music run as virtually continuous threads throughout his life. And every single composition adheres to the virtues of his musical craft; simplicity, brevity and precision. Many of Satie’s early compositional efforts rely on [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Mozart does Bach and Handel
by Georg Predota | March 28th, 2015

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the undisputed pop star of the 18th century! Numerous composers and musicians arranged his music, and profited handsomely from this indirect association with a superstar. But Mozart himself was also a rather active arranger of works [...] more >>