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Review: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor plays with subtle radiance at Spivey Hall concert

On Sunday’s clear and chilly afternoon, 25-year-old British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor returned to Spivey Hall, performing a recital of music by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Berg and Ravel. Grosvenor made his Atlanta recital debut at Spivey Hall in the spring of 2015, when he performed music by Rameau, Bach-Busoni, Franck, Chopin and Granados, then in February...

Felt albums being reissued & new Go-Kart Mozart record in 2018

Good news for fans of cult indie musician Lawrence of Felt, Denim and GoKart Mozart fame -- there's a lot happening in 2018. Continue reading…

Renowned Musicologist Performs a Beautiful Mozart Sonata on Mozart’s Own Fortepiano

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Renowned musicologist Robert Levin performed a beautiful version of the third movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s Sonata No. 17 in B flat major on the composer’s own fortepiano. Levin then explained how modern instruments don’t really capture the sound in the same way as the instrument upon which the piece was written. One writes for...

The 99-Seat Beat: Federico García Lorca, a riff on Mozart and some Sherlock Holmes

This week in L.A.'s small-theater scene: "Magic Fruit" from Cornerstone Theater Company, "Yerma in the Desert" from Greenway Arts Alliance and Urban Theatre Movement, "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily" at Theatre 40 and "Bled for the Household Truth" at Rogue Machine.

Flavorwire Debut: Watch Lola Kirke Try Out Retirement Home Living in the Trailer for ‘Active Adults’

We’ve kept an eye on Lola Kirke since she charmed her way through Mistress America, her breakthrough role; since that 2015 gem, she’s enchanted us on Mozart in the Jungle, amazed us in the woefully underseen AWOL, and startled us in the forthcoming Gemini. Point is, when she’s in a new movie, it has our […]

Renowned Musicologist Performs a Beautiful Mozart Sonata on the Composer’s Own Fortepiano

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Renowned musicologist Robert Levin performed a beautiful version of the third movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s Sonata No. 17 in B flat major on the composer’s own fortepiano. Levin then explained how modern instruments don’t really capture the sound in the same way as the instrument upon which the piece was written. One writes for...

Lincoln Center Festival To Shut Down; Mostly Mozart, Now Revitalized, To Expand

"When Jane Moss arrived at Lincoln Center 25 years ago to shake up its programming, many people thought that the days of its well-loved but staid Mostly Mozart festival were numbered. The creation of a rival summer festival - the multidisciplinary Lincoln Center Festival, which was run by others - in 1996 only added to […]

Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Jane Moss, who revived the center’s Mostly Mozart festival, will take control of all summer programming with the demise of the Lincoln Center Festival.

Sir Neville Marriner’s last recording?

Publicists for the Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son are claiming that her performance of Mozart K467, due for release on a boutique label next spring, will have been the prolific conductor’s last word on record. Neville, who died last year aged 92, never knew exactly how many records he made, only that he was the second most […]

The Mozart family's music - Leopold, Maria Anna and Wolfgang Amadeus

On 11th of October each year, the United Nations celeb­rate In­ternational Day of the Girl Child, emphasising the needs and challenges that girls face. So this year I was interested in looking over my own posts on Fanny Hensel (1805–47), Felix Men­delssohn’s sister, compos­er and under-valued musical advisor. Show More Summary

Over the garden wall

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

Renée Fleming makes her belated “Trove Thursday” debut as Sandrina in a rare early performance of Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera.

Neuroscientists identify source of early brain activity

A new study neuroscientists is the first to identify a mechanism that could explain an early link between sound input and cognitive function, often called the 'Mozart effect.' Working with an animal model, the researchers found thatShow More Summary

UMD neuroscientists identify source of early brain activity

(University of Maryland) A new study led by University of Maryland neuroscientists is the first to identify a mechanism that could explain an early link between sound input and cognitive function, often called the 'Mozart effect.' Working...Show More Summary

ELDER MUSIC: Mozart's Lesser Known Operas

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...

Muti returns to Vienna Opera after 12 year absence

Riccardo Muti has set up a co-production between Naples and Vienna to enable him to return to the Staatsoper with a Mozart opera directed by his daughter, Chiara. Press release: During a press conference today (4th November 2017) at the historic Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Director of the Vienna State Opera, Dominique Meyer, […]

Thought provoking & musically satisfying: Don Giovanni from HeadFirst Productions

Mozart: Don Giovanni - Matthew Sprange, HeadFirst Productions Mozart Don Giovanni; Matthew Sprange, Caroline modiba, Elizabeth Roberts, Samuel Pantcheff, Jorge Navarro Colorado, Sian Cameron, dir: Sophie Gilpin, cond: Sonia Ben Santamaria;...Show More Summary

Mozart’s Requiem for All Souls’ Day at St Agnes in St Paul, MN

Now in its 44th season at the Church of Saint Agnes in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale will continue its tradition of performing the Requiem of Mozart (K 626) with orchestra, at a Solemn Latin Mass, beginning at 7:30 p.m.on November 2. Show More Summary

Not just a vanity project: Sophie Gilpin introduces HeadFirst's Festival of Love, Death and Sex

Samuel Pantcheff & Elizabeth Roberts rehearsing for HeadFirst Productions new production of Mozat's Don Giovanni HeadFirst Productions is presenting Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Pleasance Theatre (Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF) as part of a Festival of Love, Death and Sex. Show More Summary

Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra dazzle Orange County for one memorable night

Riccardo Muti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a masterful concert of Mozart, Schubert and Schumann in Costa Mesa on Monday. He has refined and Europeanized its fabled sound without taking away its vitality.

Roy Dotrice, Star Of Screen, Stage, And 'Game Of Thrones' Audiobooks, Dead At 94

His six-decade career included plenty of television and film work (he played Mozart's father in Amadeus) as well as an astounding number of stage appearances. He was an early member of Peter Hall's Royal Shakespeare Company, won a Tony as the scheming father in A Moon for the Misbegotten, gave nearly 1,800 performances as 17th-century […]

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