The Travesty of War

Vol: 193 | 1 February 2018

Enjoy Antonio Janigro’s Bach suites,
discover Wittgenstein’s left-hand transcriptions,
and is there a right way to play music?

HK Phil’s
Dawn of a
Wagnerian Orchestra
In Touch with
Martin Engstroem
At the Center of the
Musical Universe
Gioachino Rossini
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 13 to March 21, 2018
Country: Lebanon
What's New
Forgotten Quartets
Quatuor Calvet
Paul Wittgenstein
The Travesty of War
Before the age of recording, devotion to music was a full-time commitment. Composer Georges Bizet (1838-1875) would say: “Ah, Music! What a beautiful art – but what a wretched profession!” He didn’t know how lucky he was, to experience the thrill of history’s most music-obsessed century!
During the golden days leading up to the “war to end all wars,” the Wittgenstein family stood at the forefront of the cultured bourgeoisie in Vienna. In imitation of aristocratic mannerisms, they freely dabbled in artistic patronage, financed by the steel, banking and arms magnate Karl Wittgenstein...
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There is No Right Way Forgotten Cellists III: Antonio Janigro
When I was learning the piano as a child and teenager, I was led to believe there was a “right” or “standard” way to play Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy et al. I didn’t really question it at the time, partly because I was not sufficiently musically aware nor experienced to challenge my then teachers...
The cello has blossomed over the last one-hundred years becoming one of the most sought after of instruments—its golden tones the closest sound to the human voice. In this article, we feature the distinguished Italian cellist Antonio Janigro. If you listen to his pure, resonant sound in the Bach Suites...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Silent Music
II. Evening Serenade

G. Gershwin:
“Promenade –
Walking The Dog” (1937)

Contredanses in B major,
A major and D major

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