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Vol: 173 | 1 Apr 2017

Dance with spontaneous jazzy tunes,
discover the art of the piano encore,
and who is the “Schubert of North Germany”?

Composers and
their Poets
Live life!
It’s good for you
and your music
Musical Giants of
the 20th Century
Osterfestspiele Salzburg
Commencing as an expansion to the traditional summertime Salzburg Festival, the Osterfestspiele Salzburg was founded in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan. This annual festival is held during Easter week embraces opera and classical music in the delightful city of Salzburg. All the concerts and operas reward the alpine landscape and enthusiastic atmosphere, at the Großes Festspielhaus is where the experience takes place, presenting major opera productions of high artistic standards from the beginning to the end...
Date: April 8 to 17, 2017
Country: Austria
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The Art of the Piano Encore
Composers and Their Poets
The concert is complete, the applause is given generously. The performer bows, acknowledging the audience and their applause, and leaves the stage. The applause grows more enthusiastic and the performer returns once again to take a bow and thank the audience for their appreciation...
For the singing German 19th century, we tend to focus these days on Schubert and Schumann. But there were many many other lied composers and for an example we can look at Carl Loewe (1796-1869). He was an exact contemporary of Schubert and became known for his own lieder compositions...
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Musical Giants of the 20th Century
All That Jazz!
Nearly a Meisterstueck
Kaspar Holten’s Meistersinger von Nuernberg
A discussion of Musical Giants would not be complete without naming the towering artists of twentieth century jazz: Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Quincey Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk, Billie Holiday...
In his farewell production after a six year tenure as Director of Opera at Covent Garden, Kasper Holten managed a veritable hat trick. He turned Wagner’s notoriously overlong opera (at nearly five hours it is possibly the longest single opera) into a thrilling, thought-inspiring and stimulating evening...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Piano Concerto No. 2
in B-Flat Major

Dave Brubeck:
Take Five

Sonata in D minor
op. 50, No. 2

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