Please Stop the Music!

Vol: 180 | 15 July 2017

Follow Classical Movements
of symphony and choral tours,
witness childhood comics come to life,
and enjoy Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers.

The Landscape of
the Provence
Inspiration to Writers,
Artists And Musicians
Muses and Musings
Salon Pauline Viardot
Please Stop
the Music!
Freedom from
Piped Music
Verbier Music Festival
Founded by Swedish concert organizer Martin T:son Engstroem in 1994, the event is an annual international music festival that takes place in the mountain ski resort of Verbier, Switzerland. Apart from featuring concerts staging international soloists such as Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Evgeny Kissin, Maxim Vengerov, and Mischa Maisky, the festival also nurtures young musicians through its Verbier Festival Orchestra and Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra...
Date: July 21 to August 6, 2017
Country: Switzerland
What's New
Classical Movements I
“Moving the Music; Changing the World”
Reconciliation through Music
Childhood Comics Come to Life
Have you ever wondered how entire orchestras and their staff are seamlessly moved from country to country when they are on tour? Neeta Helms and Classical Movements are the behind-the-scenes wizards who organize 55-70 symphony and choral tours each year. This past March for example, Neeta’s company arranged eight tours for orchestra and choruses across four continents...
Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanyaem> receives its world premier with a four city UK tour in May 2017. The work is a collaboration between the Royal Opera House of Covent Garden and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It takes as its subject a story from the Mahabharata which tells the tale of Sukanya, a beautiful young princess who is offered as a wife to an old sage as recompense for her accidentally blinding him...
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Paris, Texas & Pearls
Wim Wenders directs Bizet’s Pearl Fishers in Berlin
True Multiculturalism
In touch with Param Vir
George Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (Les Pȇcheurs de Perles) is a work of such notorious boredom that is it easy to understand the decision of the Berlin Staatsoper (still in its temporary home in the Schiller Theater) to spice it up with some star power. They engaged Wim Wenders, one of Germany’s most successful filmmakers, to give his operatic directorial debut...
We spoke the other day with Indian composer Param Vir, whose recent work, Cave of Luminous Mind, takes the writings of the 11th century Tibetan saint and poet and has created a work about the state of enlightenment. Milarepa’s thoughts on the breath and creating a meditation technique based around the in-breath and the out-breath inspired Mr. Vir...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Violin Concerto, Op. 28


Sonata in A major,
op. Posth., D. 959

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