All conductors, for seemingly inexplicable reasons, have their issues with certain composers, sometimes needing years to come to terms with their style or character. Leonard Bernstein struggled early in his career with making Mozart convincing, although he became great Mozartean later on. Esa-Pekka...
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week: Mozart had a little boy, born four months before he died. Salieri recommended that the kid, Franx Xaver, should stick with the family trade and become a travelling pianist and composer. Trading on the Mozart name, F.-X. made a living in places like Lemberg (Lviv), Salzburg and Karlsbad […]
From Marc Chagall through David Hockney, Maurice Sendak, and William Kentridge to Jun Kaneko.
The pianist Fazil Say, who has been pursued through the courts by the Erdogan government for his outspoken atheism, has landed a major deal. He’ll be recording Mozart sonatas for Warner, a conglomerate that owns his very earliest releases on Teldec. Release below. Renowned pianist and composer Faz?l Say has signed a new recording […]
Mozart painted in 1763 Classical Opera's 2016/17 season continues the Mozart 250 exploration of the year 1766 before moving on to 1767 including the first two major stage works by the young composer himself. 1766 concludes with La Cantarina,...Show More Summary
Mozart and Mendelssohn concertos; Danae Dörken, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Lars Vogt; ARS Produktion Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 19 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Vivid and stylish pairing from this young German pianist On this disc from ARS...Show More Summary
“The show’s ability to draw so many A-listers is both a testament to its growing success, and a reflection of the fact that there are now far fewer opportunities for classical artists to appear on television, which is still an important medium for reaching, and appealing to, new audiences.”
Apparently, some elephants are as intelligent as an eight-year-old child. This and other sometimes-depressing, sometimes-inspiring facts are in the latest hilarious Casually Explained video on the spectrum of intelligence. Read more...
He just couldn’t say no, he gushes to the New York Times. Mr. Domingo, who moved to Mexico as a child and maintains strong ties there, said that he was drawn partly by the chance to appear with Mr. García Bernal, a Mexican actor whose career he has followed since the film “Y Tu Mamá […]
MTA Music Under New York (MTA Music) celebrates the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a series of special performances that will be streamed online, a first for MTA Music presentations, thanks to a collaboration with Lincoln Cente...
Mr. Domingo is the latest classical star to shoot a cameo for the Amazon show at a time when TV opportunities for artists have dried up.
In a piece on a new production of Mozart’s “Abduction from the Seraglio,” the New York Times makes a case for this old art form’s role as an agent of change in our tumultuous cultural reality: For centuries, opera has been a tool of power, a spectacle developed and organized by influential Western nations and the elites within them.
(PG-13: Language) “They say Mozart could rewrite any song after only hearing it once. I have Spotify.” Casually Explained ranks animals based on intelligence, before destroying folks who fall for pyramid scams, Mozart and your dreams of being a musician.
On Monday, members of the Cecilia String Quartet, violinist Scott St. John and pianist Julie Coucheron performed a recital of music by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library in Cashiers, North Carolina, as part of this year’s Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. The same program was performed in Highlands the night before....
WhoSampled turned its massive database into a trivia machine that attempts to connect musicians based on samples, remixes, covers and credits. It’s not all knowing, but it did connect Mozart to Flight of the Conchords in two steps, so it’s pretty close.
Mozart arr. Lachnith Les Myst è res d'Isis; Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Marie Lenormand, Renata Pokupic, Sebastien Droy, Tassis Christoyannis, Jean Teitgen, Le Concert Spirituel, Diego Fasolis; Glossa Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jun 29Show More Summary
Having fully rebounded from being shot in Harlem earlier this year, araabMUZIK delivers his new EDM album Dream World. The Mozart of the MPC is joined on this project by Baauer, Riot Ten and THC among others. If this isn’t your lane, then definitely check out the work he’s been doing with Joe Budden lately, […]
“I think punk rock needs an ‘Amadeus,’ ” says actor-turned playwright John Ross Bowie, referencing Peter Shaffer’s 1979 drama chronicling the tension between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. He believes he’s found it in “Four Chords and a Gun,” a new play that opened this week at the...