November, 2016

Composers > Anecdotes > Unsung Concertos - Sergei Bortkiewicz: - Piano Concerto - No. 1, Op. 16 (1913)
by Georg Predota | November 30th, 2016

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Sergei Bortkiewicz: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 16 (1913)

Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877-1952) described himself as a romantic and a melodist, and he had an emphatic aversion of what he called modern, atonal and cacophonous music. His musical style builds on the sounds and structures of Chopin, Liszt and the [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Minors of the Majors - Johannes Brahms: - Deutsche Volkslieder -
by Georg Predota | November 28th, 2016

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Johannes Brahms: Deutsche Volkslieder

“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!

Composers > Anecdotes > Movers and Shakers of Music World - The God among Impresarios: Alessandro Lanari (1787-1852)
by Philip Eisenbeiss | November 27th, 2016

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The God among Impresarios: Alessandro Lanari (1787-1852)

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Of the three great impresarios of 19th century Italy (Domenico Barbaja, Alessandro Lanari, Bartolomeo Merelli), Lanari stands out as the one who commissioned the most operas that have lasted to this day: Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and L’Elisir d’Amore, [...] more >>

Artists > Behind the scenes > Behind the Curtain - Tea for Two, and Two for Tea?
by Georg Predota | November 26th, 2016

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Tea for Two, and Two for Tea?

It all started with Hector Berlioz and his Evenings with the Orchestra! A group of bored musicians is stuck in a small town playing overrated operas. With nothing else to do, they tell tales, read stories and exchange gossip about [...] more >>