Seeing the Inner Person

Vol: 168 | 15 Jan 2017

Enjoy Debussy’s precious dramatic poem Psyché,
meet with double bass musical giants,
and discover a concert reviewer's thoughts.

Composers and
their Poets
Amy Beach
Picabia and Dada
Painting and Music
Musical Giants of
the 20th Century
Spinto Tenor
Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad
Founded in 2001 in the renowned Swiss ski resort, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad is now considered as one of the leading winter festivals in Europe. Internationally acclaimed soloists and orchestras are invited to perform at the beautiful Church of Saanen, the 11th century Romanesque Church of Rougemont and the historic Chapel of Gstaad...
Date: January 27 to February 4, 2017
Country: Switzerland
What's New
Thoughts from a concert reviewer’s desk Seeing the Inner Person
The Art of Carl Köhler
There was a time, not so long ago and at least within my living memory, when critics were regarded as significant arbiters of taste and culture who could, seemingly, make or break a career with one well-aimed stroke of their incisive pen. But critics are not gods (and never have been), and these days, with the rise of online review sites and blogs, music criticism has become far more democratic...
Swedish artist Carl Köhler (1919-2006) has left a body of art in the neo-modernist style that was virtually ignored at the time of his death. His son, Henry, has taken up his father’s legacy and over the past decade has succeeded in getting exhibitions of the work across the world. At the time of his death in 2006, Carl Köhler was unknown outside of his native Sweden...
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Musical Giants of the 20th Century
Double Bass Players
Claude Debussy: La Flûte de Pan/ Syrinx
Melodrama and Flute Solo
Born in Russia in 1874 Serge Koussevitzky was primarily known as the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1924 to 1949 but his first musical forays were as a double bass virtuoso. He was born into a family of musicians. When he was only three years old his mother passed away and he was subject to the strict teaching of his father...
Claude Debussy composed very little music for the theatre. Although he conceived a substantial number of theatrical projects with the playwright, novelist, poet and translator Gabriel Mourey, they somehow never fully materialized. The notable exception is the three-act dramatic poem Psyché. In 1913, Debussy was asked to compose incidental music for the play...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Qigang Chen:
Er Huang

Solo Suite No. 3 in C major
(Heinrich Schiff)

Quartet No. 10 in E flat major

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