The Lewes Chamber Music Festival returns next month (7 - 9 June 2013), which will be the festival's second year. The theme of this year's festival is Fantasy and Fairytale, with music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert alongside lesser...Show More Summary
LA Opera Managing Director Placido Domingo conducted the Puccini classic Toscaat the Music Center. And the LA Phil's fully staged Marriage of Figaro production at Disney Hall is the second piece in its Mozart/ DaPonte Trilogy project conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. [ more › ]
Mozart's opera is wonderfully performed in an L.A. Philharmonic production that even involves architect Jean Nouvel and designer Azzedine Alaïa. Jean Nouvel, the French architect, is credited with creating "installations" for the Los...Show More Summary
Move over Verdi, Puccini, Bizet...(not you, Mozart)....make room for Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks. Who? These are the guys who have created a new...
Community Pet Day takes place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Mozart Park. [ more › ]
What a thrill it is to hear Tamara Volskaya (and the rest of the Abaca String Band) play this piece! Before today I only knew her as a brilliant woman of mystery from somewhere in Russia, in black and white. Now, a generation later and in full color (I think it's appropriate that she wears red), she continues to be a real inspiration. Here are some more treats:
The Mozart-Da Ponte opera is relevant today, says Christopher Alden, director of Los Angeles Philharmonic's production, which has Jean Nouvel and Azzedine Alaia. Suffice to say that Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte weren't thinking about Proposition 8 when they composed "The Marriage of Figaro."
James Conlon put down his baton and paused midway through the Cincinnati May Festival performance of Mozart’s Requiem in Music Hall Friday night. That was the point in the score where Mozart penned his final notes before dying at age 35. The gesture fit the mood of this performance, which was by turns powerful and...
The conductor and the Los Angeles Philharmonic find nicely calibrated middle ground in what could have been an emotionally or sonically heavy program. It hasn't always been so, but symphony orchestras these days fear Bach. Many modern...Show More Summary
A number of interesting points have been raised as a result of my article about Cherubini. Perhaps the first thing that should be pointed out is that the premiere of Medee in 1797 comes just six years after the premieres of Mozart's final operas, La Clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflote, that's a long distance to travel in just six years. Show More Summary
In today's Independent Mitsuko Uchida talks to me about the plight of prodigies who are pushed too far, too fast. She has some interesting words about her own experiences as a youngster, and it's clear that she possesses a remarkable facility for self-criticism, plus ferociously high standards that exceed those of most... Show More Summary
The first opera I saw was "Cosi Fan Tutte," by Mozart. It's about two dudes who disguise themselves as Albanians to trick their respective girlfriends into sleeping with the other dude, to test how (un)faithful they are. Then they whip...Show More Summary
[ 3 May, 2013 to 5 May, 2013. ] This weekend Mozart's opera The Magic Flute will be appearing at The Albert hall for three shows only. Pack a picnic supper – anything from a plate of simple canapés to an elaborate eight-course banquet – to share at candlelit tables before the show. All shows are BYO beverages – just make sure you pack your [...]
AFP Music has a peculiar power. It's long been known that listening to classical music -- the Mozart Effect -- can help students preparing for exams. And a gardening expert recently discovered that plants actually become stronger and...Show More Summary
The Wheelharp looks like a musical creation dating back to the time of Beethoven and Mozart, but believe it or not it's not an antique. It's a modern instrument created just over ten years ago by Jon Jones as a way to let a single musician command their own string orchestra. More »
Title: Exsultate, jubilate (K165) Artist: Julia Lezhneva A happy song for a difficult week. What happy music do you have for us tonight? [The album below is a new release.] Alleluia Artist: Julia Lezhneva Price: $19.54 (As of 04/21/13 04:28 pm details)
Rudolf Serkin, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra perform the second movement of Mozart's C Major Piano Concerto, K. 467:...
Featuring one of opera’s most famous arias, Mozart’s last singspiel offers a heady blend of magic, morality and masonry. David McVicar’s production returns to the Royal Opera House this spring for a run dedicated to the memory of the late Sir Colin Davis. Show More Summary
Watch this. You won’t be disappointed.