Faces of classical music

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Faces of classical music

2020-07-13 15:38:00

Erdogan Defies World – UNESCO statement on Hagia Sophia, Constantinople 

Erdogan Defies World, Orders Hagia Sophia to be Turned Into MosqueBy Tasos KokkinidisGreek Reporter — July 10, 2020Turkey's top administrative court, the Council of State, announced on Friday that the 1934 conversion of Constantinople's Hagia Sophia into a museum was unlawful, paving the way for its reconversion into a mosque despite strong international opposition.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan then issued a decree to formally declare Hagia Sophia as a mosque, minutes after the Council of State annulled the 1934-dated decision.Erdogan's decree cited the Council of State's verdict as the basis of his move for the transfer of the powers concerning the use of the Hagia Sophia to the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet).In a message on Twitter, Erdogan offered his "best wishes" to the Directorate.The Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet reports that crowds were observed to be gathering in front of Hagia Sophia after news broke out on the status change.President Tayyip Erdogan […]

Erdogan Defies World – UNESCO statement on Hagia Sophia, Constantinople

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2020-04-01 15:10:00

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Faces of classical music

2020-03-29 17:05:00

Influential composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies aged 86 — Obituary 

Influential composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki dies aged 86 — Obituary

Krzysztof Penderecki at the Krakow opera house in 2008. Photo by Jacek Bednarczyk The Guardian — March 29, 2020Polish musician won numerous awards, scored The Exorcist, and was admired by rock starsLeading composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki has died at the age of 86 after a long illness, his family announced this morning.The Polish-born Penderecki was a major figure in contemporary music whose compositions reached millions through celebrated film scores, which included for William Friedkin's The Exorcist, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and David Lynch's Wild at Heart.Penderecki's stated aim as an avant-gardist in the early 1960s was to "liberate sound beyond all tradition", and his emotionally charged experimental 1960 work Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, for 52 strings, brought him to international attention and acclaim when he was only 26. Over a long career he has also written operas, choral works and concertos, and won multiple awards, including four […]

Faces of classical music

2020-03-15 11:00:00

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat major “Symphony of a Thousand” – Meagan Miller, Ricarda Merbeth, Eleonore Marguerre, Claudia Mahnke, Gerhild Romberger, Nikolai Schukoff, Boaz Daniel, Albert Dohmen – Maîtrise de Radio France, Choeur de Radio France, Choeur philharmonique de Munich – Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (Théâtre Antique d'Orange, July 2019, HD 1080p) 

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat major “Symphony of a Thousand” – Meagan Miller, Ricarda Merbeth, Eleonore Marguerre, Claudia Mahnke, Gerhild Romberger, Nikolai Schukoff, Boaz Daniel, Albert Dohmen – Maîtrise de Radio France, Choeur de Radio France, Choeur philharmonique de Munich – Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (Théâtre Antique d'Orange, July 2019, HD 1080p)

Under Jukka-Pekka Saraste's baton, the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Choeur de Radio France, the Choeur philharmonique de Munich, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre National de France, and the soloists Meagan Miller (soprano), Ricarda Merbeth (soprano), Eleonore Marguerre (soprano), Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano), Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano), Nikolai Schukoff (tenor), Boaz Daniel (baritone) and Albert Dohmen (bass) perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand"). Filmed in the Théâtre Antique d'Orange, France, on July 29, 2019.Chorégies d'Orange (The Orange Festival) is held every summer at the old 9000-seat Roman amphitheatre in Orange. The festival, dating from 1869 and the oldest festival in France, is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a special performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.8, using an exceptionally large orchestra. Although the performance will not reproduce Mahler's original orchestration, it nevertheless means using the 24 first violins which the composer originally […]

Faces of classical music

2020-03-11 19:16:00

Robert Schumann: Waldszenen – Peter Serkin 

Robert Schumann: Waldszenen – Peter Serkin

Peter Serkin performs Robert Schumann's Waldszenen, Op.82, at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Studzinski Recital Hall, in Brunswick, Maine, United States, on July 29, 2018.✻Schumann's Waldszenen ("Forest scenes") is a cycle of fragments, written in a matter of days over New Year, 1849; it was his last major cycle for solo piano. The forest that it explores was a subject close to the heart of any self-respecting Romantic, be they writer, poet, artist or musician. Its appeal lay in its contrast: nature at its most beautiful but also an unknowable place. But there's more to it than that, for it is not simply about "nature" per se but the notion of man's position within that wilderness, and indeed how engagement with such a thing could in turn affect man's own view of himself; the external as a means of examining the internal, in other words. Certainly, in Waldszenen this is […]

Faces of classical music

2020-06-27 12:47:00

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D minor – Michelle DeYoung, Philharmonia Voices, Tiffin Boys' Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (HD 1080p) 

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D minor – Michelle DeYoung, Philharmonia Voices, Tiffin Boys' Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (HD 1080p)

Under the baton of the famous Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Philharmonia Voices (Ladies), the Tiffin Boys' Choir and the American mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.3 in D minor. Recorded at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London, on October 1, 2017.✻Gustav Mahler's monumental Third Symphony embraces heaven and Earth, nature and love. He deploys a huge orchestra, choirs and a solo singer to draw his listeners into a rich and compelling musical landscape.It's a work that means a lot to us at the Philharmonia Orchestra. Back in 1983, it was the first piece we played with an unknown young Finnish conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. We hit it off straight away, and he's been our Principal Conductor since 2008.In October 2017, we returned to this epic piece with Esa-Pekka for Mahler 3: Live from London, a live stream project watched by an audience of 126,000 worldwide.Source: Philharmonia Orchestra (London, UK)✻The Third […]

Faces of classical music

2020-06-24 12:34:00

Photo by Nacho Doce (Reuters) Nursery plants are seen placed in people's seats during a rehearsal as Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu opera reopens its doors with a concert for plants, to raise awareness about the importance of an audience after the coronavirus lockdown, in Barcelona, Spain on June 22, 2020.The Gran Teatre del Liceu reopens its doors, in which the 2,292 seats of the auditorium will be occupied on this occasion by plants. It will be on 22 June, broadcast live online, when the UceLi Quartet string quartet performs Puccini's "Crisantemi" for this verdant public, brought in from local nurseries.Source: avax.news

Faces of classical music

2020-06-10 23:48:00

18-year-old African-American cellist Mouhamed Cisse was shot and killed amid Philadelphia race protests 

Mouhamed Cisse at Camp Encore-Coda in Maine Shooting death of ‘brilliant’ musician Mouhamed Cisse, 18, rocks a close-knit communityBy Julie ShawThe Philadelphia Inquirer — June 8, 2020Shortly before he died of a rare bone cancer, Alex Moll told his mother he needed her to do something for his young friend, Mouhamed Cisse."I want you to promise me to keep him going with his music", Moll, then a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student, told his mother in 2013.Moll had started teaching Cisse how to play the cello when Cisse was a fourth grader at Lea Elementary. Melanie Moll, of Greenville, N.C., said her son was so excited when he first met Cisse. "He's really talented. It's really kind of amazing to see his talent", she recalled her son saying.The family kept Alex's dying wish, helping Cisse attend a summer music camp in Maine from 2014 to 2019, broadening his horizons beyond his West […]

18-year-old African-American cellist Mouhamed Cisse was shot and killed amid Philadelphia race protests

Faces of classical music

2020-03-09 17:07:00

Under Jukka-Pekka Saraste's baton, the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Choeur de Radio France, the Choeur philharmonique de Munich, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre National de France, and the soloists Meagan Miller (soprano), Ricarda Merbeth (soprano), Eleonore Marguerre (soprano), Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano), Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano), Nikolai Schukoff (tenor), Boaz Daniel (baritone) and Albert Dohmen (bass) perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand"). Filmed in the Théâtre Antique d'Orange, France, on July 29, 2019.Chorégies d'Orange (The Orange Festival) is held every summer at the old 9000-seat Roman amphitheatre in Orange. The festival, dating from 1869 and the oldest festival in France, is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a special performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.8, using an exceptionally large orchestra. Although the performance will not reproduce Mahler's original orchestration, it nevertheless means using the 24 first violins which the composer originally […]

Faces of classical music

2020-03-27 12:26:00

Australian-Chinese violinist Christian Li becomes youngest ever Decca Classics signing 

Australian-Chinese violinist Christian Li becomes youngest ever Decca Classics signing

Photo by Jess Brohier The Strad — March 20, 2020The 12-year-old is also the youngest ever winner at the Menuhin CompetitionDecca Classics has announced its youngest ever signing, to 12-year-old Australian-Chinese violinist Christian Li. The first release on his debut recording is "La Ronde des Lutins" (Dance of the Goblins) by Antonio Bazzini, for violin and piano, and further tracks will be released throughout 2020.Li came to international attention in 2018 when he became the youngest-ever winner at the Menuhin Competition, jointly winning (with Singaporean violinist Chloe Chua) the Junior first prize in Geneva when he was aged ten. Last year he made debuts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. This year he is scheduled to perform at the 2020 Australian Festival of Chamber Music with British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in August.Speaking about his debut […]

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