Still too hot to handle!

Vol: 170 | 15 Feb 2017

Enjoy Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations recordings,
discover Auber’s revolutionary opera,
and why is the pianist’s life lonely?

Composers and
their Poets
A Musical Call
to Arms
Divan Orchestra
Popularizing Music
Outstanding Classical
Crossover Artists
The Al Bustan International Festival of Music and the Arts
The Al Bustan Festival has been presenting five weeks full of concerts and performances, showcasing diverse cultural performances ever since the foundation in 1994. The annual event that offers an audacious selection of music and artists was established to help revive Lebanon’s cultural life after 17 years of war...
Date: February 15 to March 19, 2017
Country: Lebanon
What's New
Still too hot to handle!
Daniel Auber: La muette de Portici!
The Pianist’s Solitude
Auber’s revolutionary opera deals with a 17th-century Neapolitan uprising against Spanish rule, led by the fisherman Masaniello, whose mute sister, Fenella, has been seduced by Alphonse, son of the Spanish viceroy. Both sides in the conflict eventually victimize Elivre...
The pianist’s life is, by necessity, lonely. One of the main reasons pianists spend so much time alone is that we must practise more than other musicians because we have many more notes and symbols to decode, learn and upkeep. This prolonged solitary process may eventually result in a public performance...
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Maturity Don Carlo at La Scala
Men in charge
I have a theory that we should spend at least a quarter of a century living with our music, studying it, absorbing it, and then only perform it when we are in our 40s or 50s. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal scenario in which to forge a career as a performer, and few professional musicians have the luxury of being able to work in this way...
The Peter Stein production of Verdi’s Don Carlo from the 2013 Salzburg Festival finally debuted this January at Teatro alla Scala of Milan. Somewhat controversially acquired by Alexander Pereira, formerly Artistic Director of Salzburg and now Sovrintendente of La Scala, the production remains as unloved and underwhelming as ever...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Sonata pimpante

Reinhold Glière:
Concerto in F Minor for
Coloratura Soprano

String Quintet No. 1
in A major

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