Around the World in 15 Piano Miniatures

Vol: 182 | 15 August 2017

Discover the perils of perfectionism,
travel around the world with Alexandre Tansman,
and why was Messiaen lured out of retirement?

Alexander Calder
and Music
King Norodom Sihanouk
The Royal Composer
and Filmmaker of Cambodia
Muses and Musings
Pauline Viradot
and Frédéric Chopin
Schubertiade Schwarzenberg (August)
Dedicated to the famous Viennese composer, Franz Schubert, the first Schubertiade was founded in 1976 by Hermann Prey in a small peaceful town in the western part of Austria called Hohenems. Schubertiade hosts four outstanding events annually (two in Schwarzenberg and two in Hohenems) that preserve intimacy and are constantly focused on mastering the impossible...
Date: August 25 to September 3, 2017
Country: Austria
What's New
Alexandre Tansman
Around the World in 15 Piano Miniatures
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Olivier Messiaen and Chen Qigang
The French novelist, poet, and playwright Jules Gabriel Verne is frequently called the “Father of Science Fiction.” Verne collaborated with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel and issued a widely popular series of adventure novels that included Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870)...
Olivier Messiaen was long retired when he was introduced to a young Chinese composition student. Chen Qigang was born in Shanghai and raised by a family of artists. He began his musical studies at a very early age and was quickly accepted at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. However, with his parents classified as “anti-revolutionary bourgeois,”...
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The Perils of Perfectionism Music and Art: Cy Twombly
“Practise makes perfect” – that oft-quoted phrase beloved of instrumental teachers the world over… It’s a neat little mantra, but one that can have serious and potentially long-lasting negative effects if taken too literally. Musicians have to practise. Repetitive, committed and quality practise trains the procedural memory...
American painter Cy Twombly (1929-2011), a modernist with a strong calligraphic sense, moved from abstract art to ‘romantic symbolism.’ The titles of the works are the key to their interpretation – visually, you may be seeing shapes, forms, and words and he wants you to use all three elements to get to his meaning. Orpheus holds a central place in Twombly’s work...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Sonata for Cello and
Piano No. 2 in F Major

Chen Qigang:
Piano Concerto “Er Huang”

Songs and Dances of Death

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