Brawling Chicks!

Vol: 164 | 15 Nov 2016

Enjoy angelic voices of Tebaldi and Callas,
spend a week in Tanglewood for magnificent music,
and meet with baby Wolfie Mozart.

Tango Beyond Piazzolla
Osvaldo Pugliese
Paul Klee
Painting and Music
Musical Giants of
the 20th Century
Lucerne Festival at the Piano
The prestigious Lucerne Festival had first begun in 1938 in the gardens facing Richard Wagner’s villa in Tribschen. Its first season had featured the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini conducting an élite orchestra specially assembled for the occasion. Located in the picturesque and historic Old Town of Lucerne, the festival holds three signature events every year – Lucerne Festival at the Piano, at Easter and in Summer...
Date: November 19 to 27, 2016
Country: Switzerland
What's New
Baby Mozart Series
Fiddles and Trumpets
Behind the Curtain
Brawling Chicks
Wolfie Mozart loved his little violin and hated trumpets! At least that’s what Andreas Schachtner tells us in a series of letters written to Constanze after the composer’s death. Schachtner became court trumpeter in Salzburg in 1754, and he was a regular visitor to the Mozart home...
Long before the advent of social media, Maria Callas was a media phenomenon! She undoubtedly had one of the most dynamic and distinctive voices in operatic history, but her fiery love life and heated battles with opera companies and fellow singers made headlines around the world...
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A Week in The Life at the Tanglewood Music Festival Composers and their Poets
Schubert IV
The verdant hills of the Berkshires beckon not only for the exceptional scenery but also because of Tanglewood—the eight-week music festival and school, home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from June through early August. I had the privilege of experiencing a week there this summer...
One song that in his setting seems to evoke a bit of Beethoven is An den Mond (To the Moon). Listen to the opening piano line and see if you can imagine the Moonlight Sonata. Schubert’s song was written in 1815 and published in 1826, and Beethoven’s immortal work was published in 1802, so it was certainly in the air to influence Schubert...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Wie bist du, meine Königin

Requiem in D minor, K626
Conducted by Gardiner

Intermezzo, op. 117: No. 2
in B flat minor

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