Entartete Musik

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Entartete Musik

2014-04-21 16:25:00

Der Abschied 

It was a salutary experience visiting the H√ītel des Bains on the Lido in Venice last week. The site of Gustav von Aschenbach‚Äôs demise, it is one of the most evocative places in the literary and cinematic world. Full of Mahlerian resonances, triggered both by Mann and Visconti alike, this truly magnificent vacation palace ‚Äď a sort of melancholy precursor to Wes Anderson‚Äôs Grand Budapest Hotel ‚Äď met its end in 2010. The art nouveau beast, host to Georg Trakl, Peter Altenberg, Adolf Loos and Arthur Schnitzler in 1913 and Diaghilev on his final, tragic trip to Venice in 1929, looms over the Lido like a beautiful if now redundant whale. Evidence of its conversion into apartments, three years after the announcement, is scant if not non-existent. The stretches of sand on which Tadzio and his brute, dark-haired friend wrestled before Aschenbach‚Äôs last gasp, are now host to grandmothers [‚Ķ]

Der Abschied

Entartete Musik

2014-04-10 15:12:00

Learning from Books 

One of the major topics of the London Book Fair this year, as indeed in many previous years, concerns the digitisation of books and how that growing trends is having an impact on the industry as a whole. This lunchtime, on the World at One on BBC Radio Four, Martha Kearney has been discussing those issues with a number of studio guests. One of the other commentators savvily pointed out that in the future there will be two types of books: e-books and beautiful books. I wondered whether there was something in this that we might take over into the classical music industry and particularly it's dwindling recording arm. I have recently had the luck to survey some terrific bumper boxed sets: the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's 125th birthday box of live recordings, as captured by Dutch Radio, and Deutsche Grammophon's overview of Richard Strauss's Complete Operas, about which I […]

Learning from Books

Entartete Musik

2014-04-21 14:25:00

Der Abschied 

It was a salutary experience visiting the H√ītel des Bains on the Lido in Venice last week. The site of Gustav von Aschenbach‚Äôs demise, it is one of the most evocative places in the literary and cinematic world. Full of Mahlerian resonances, triggered both by Mann and Visconti alike, this truly magnificent vacation palace ‚Äď a sort of melancholy precursor to Wes Anderson‚Äôs Grand Budapest Hotel ‚Äď met its end in 2010. The art nouveau beast, host to Georg Trakl, Peter Altenberg, Adolf Loos and Arthur Schnitzler in 1913 and Diaghilev on his final, tragic trip to Venice in 1929, looms over the Lido like a beautiful if now redundant whale. Evidence of its conversion into apartments, three years after the announcement, is scant if not non-existent.The stretches of sand on which Tadzio and his brute, dark-haired friend wrestled before Aschenbach‚Äôs last gasp, are now host to grandmothers and grandfathers [‚Ķ]

Der Abschied

Entartete Musik

2014-04-10 13:12:00

Learning from Books 

One of the major topics of the London Book Fair this year, as indeed in many previous years, concerns the digitisation of books and how that growing trends is having an impact on the industry as a whole. This lunchtime, on the World at One on BBC Radio Four, Martha Kearney has been discussing those issues with a number of studio guests. One of the other commentators savvily pointed out that in the future there will be two types of books: e-books and beautiful books. I wondered whether there was something in this that we might take over into the classical music industry and particularly its dwindling recording arm.I have recently had the luck to survey some terrific bumper boxed sets: the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's 125th birthday box of live recordings, as captured by Dutch Radio, and Deutsche Grammophon's overview of Richard Strauss's Complete Operas, about which I wrote last […]

Learning from Books

Entartete Musik

2014-04-04 16:35:00

A Slew of Strauss 

Richard Strauss's 150th birthday has spurred a great slew of recordings, some new, some re-released. The trend reaches a particularly profligate level this month, with discs featuring old established interpreters such as Wilhelm Furtwängler and Karl Böhm sitting proudly side by side with a new guard of Daniel Harding and Andris Nelsons. There's a lot to be learned from the past, of course, but judging by some of the current releases, performances of Strauss's music are still in really good hands. To start us off, Praga Digitals offers a recording of four of Strauss's most celebrated works. Don Juan, Tod und Verklärung and Till Eulenspiegel are played by the Vienna Philharmonic under Furtwängler, while Schwarzkopf sings the Four Last Songs with the Philharmonia, the orchestra that premiered these autumnal Lieder with Furtwängler, but performing here with Otto Ackermann. It's a really stylish, not least in the accounts of Don […]

A Slew of Strauss

Entartete Musik

2014-04-04 14:35:00

A Slew of Strauss 

Richard Strauss's 150th birthday has spurred a great slew of recordings, some new, some re-released. The trend reaches a particularly profligate level this month, with discs featuring old established interpreters such as Wilhelm Furtwängler and Karl Böhm sitting proudly side by side with a new guard of Daniel Harding and Andris Nelsons. There's a lot to be learned from the past, of course, but judging by some of the current releases, performances of Strauss's music are still in really good hands.To start us off, Praga Digitals offers a recording of four of Strauss's most celebrated works. Don Juan, Tod und Verklärung and Till Eulenspiegel are played by the Vienna Philharmonic under Furtwängler, while Schwarzkopf sings the Four Last Songs with the Philharmonia, the orchestra that premiered these autumnal Lieder with Furtwängler, but performing here with Otto Ackermann. It's a really stylish, not least in the accounts of Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel from 1954. The VPO […]

A Slew of Strauss

Entartete Musik

2014-04-03 11:50:00

The World of Yesterday 

Wes Anderson is well-known for whacky. And his ostensible Stefan Zweig tribute, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is no different. Gaudy in colour and no less variegated in its humour, the film is a romp from start to finish. But in a world where style certainly seeks to impress above substance, it's a considerable feat that Anderson's film also has great heart. Whether or not it ultimately has anything to do with Zweig is another matter. But for me The Grand Budapest Hotel needs no literary justification; it is a comic masterpiece in and of itself. The story concerns the eponymous hotel, placed in the eastern corner of Europe, in a world familiar to those who appreciate the kaiserlich und königlich past, with its grand Alpine hotels, imperial sugar bakers and titled counts and countesses. The whole story of The Grand Budapest Hotel is seen through the eyes of an […]

The World of Yesterday

Entartete Musik

2014-04-03 09:50:00

The World of Yesterday 

Wes Anderson is well-known for whacky. And his ostensible Stefan Zweig tribute, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is no different. Gaudy in colour and no less variegated in its humour, the film is a romp from start to finish. But in a world where style certainly seeks to impress above substance, it's a considerable feat that Anderson's film also has great heart. Whether or not it ultimately has anything to do with Zweig is another matter. But for me The Grand Budapest Hotel needs no literary justification; it is a comic masterpiece in and of itself.The story concerns the eponymous hotel, placed in the eastern corner of Europe, in a world familiar to those who appreciate the kaiserlich und königlich past, with its grand Alpine hotels, imperial sugar bakers and titled counts and countesses. The whole story of The Grand Budapest Hotel is seen through the eyes of an author (Tom Wilkinson), who then appears as […]

The World of Yesterday

Entartete Musik

2014-03-31 18:47:00

Back to Liederland 

The world of Lieder is, to quote A.E. Housman, a 'land of lost content', full of 'happy highways' and not quite so happy highways where we 'cannot come again'. That is unless you're Thomas Larcher, the Austrian-born composer, whose new disc is out on Harmonia Mundi. I first heard Larcher's work at Wigmore Hall in 2011, including a song cycle he had written for one of my favourite singers, Mark Padmore. Setting texts by Hans Aschenwald and Alois Hotschnig, A Padmore Cycle offers a aphoristic if not fragmentary trip back into the mountains and valleys that are so familiar from Schubert, Brahms and Mahler's Lieder. Larcher echoes their musical and literary tropes, though everything is placed at an eerie distance, due, according to one of Aschenwald's poems, to the 'hunger for a homeland that no longer is one'. The parallels with Mahler will doubtless be further emphasised when A Padmore […]

Back to Liederland

Entartete Musik

2014-03-31 18:16:00

Woolf and Pappano at the ROH 

The Royal Opera House announced its plans for the the 2014/15 season this morning. On the dance side, there are enticing propositions from Wayne McGregor, who's creating a full-length work for The Royal Ballet based on Virginia Woolf's output, with a new score by Max Richter. There are also new one-act works from Hofesh Shechter, who's this year's Brighton Festival Guest Director, and in-house favourite Liam Scarlett. It's a season in which old and new sit happily side by side, with the core classical rep and the Ashton and MacMillan heritage tended to with equal care by Kevin O'Hare. More proud, perhaps, is the tone of The Royal Opera's announcement. ‚ÄėThis season‚Äô, the press release reads, ‚ÄėThe Royal Opera celebrates Music Director Antonio Pappano‚Äô, whose tenure has been extended until 'at least the end of 2017'. That date would mark 15 years since Pappano's arrival, the same length of [‚Ķ]

Woolf and Pappano at the ROH

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