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Held every two years with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Krasnoyarsk region, the 2021 Viktor Tretyakov International Violin Competition this year hosted 19 musicians, between ages 16 to 32, to compete for the $20,000 USD Grand Prize. The 2021 finalists are: Eugene Kawai (18, […] The post appeared first on The World's Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009..
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01. - 04. Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.2 'A London Symphony' [45'51]05. - 07. Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, op.11* [39'37]08. Paul Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice [11'46]Ewa Kupiec- piano*; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christopher SeamanABC Classics 4768363 [recorded May 2005; digital download released [digital download; flacs, cover scan - no booklet]Recording venue: Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre, AustraliaRecording engineer and Producer: unknownHere is a complete concert given on 5 May 2005 but rather curiously presented in reverse order on this digital download. It's an earlier recording of A London Symphony than the studio recording with the Rochester Philharmonic that I posted here on MIMIC recently. Though in no way replacing the Rochester recording this is still a very well molded perforrnance of A London Symphony with a magical viola solo at the end of the Lento movement. The Polish pianist, Ewa […]
Notions of the tragic have changed greatly since the Golden Age of Attic drama and its posthumous codification by Aristotle. Some have claimed that, in Shakespeare’s wake, what we now call tragedy is something entirely different. A (post-)Christian need for redemption as heard, however equivocally, in Honegger’s Third Symphony seems incompatible with tragedy’s iron rule of Fate. Even Wagner, with the exception of Lohengrin, tended to offer redemption rather than catharsis in the ancient sense. Indeed, minor-mode symphonies that do not turn ‘affirmatively’ to the major are rarer than we might expect.Yet those tragic notions, their representation too, have also remained surprisingly close to their source, of which we still speak, in Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Would it have seemed strange to ancient writers of tragic drama and verse to speak of symphonies as participating in the tragic and even, in the case of Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, of embodying tragedy […]
Employer Susquehanna University LocationSelinsgrove, PA Position Title: Director of University Orchestra – Assistant Professor of MusicAbout Susquehanna: As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation […]
I have been listening to Mitsuko Uchida for 40 years, perhaps longer… As a young girl, her family came to Vienna when her father was the Japanese Ambassador to Austria, and Ms. Uchida studied music there for many years. Is there a better place to study than the country where Mozart was born? She’s now 72 and still bringing me huge pleasure with her performances. Today I heard her play Mozart’s Concerto KV 450 and it was a delight. Mozart composed this concerto in 1784. The work is orchestrated for solo piano, flute (third movement only), two oboes, two bassoons,
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