Happy New Year of the “Earth Dog”

Vol: 194 | 15 February 2018

Discover a musician’s life on the road,
enjoy Poulenc’s Sérénade by Maurice Gendron,
and is all classical music “relaxing”?

My Films Should
Outlast Me
Bruno Monsaingeon
as Filmmaker
In Search of Talent
Verbier Festival
At the Center of the
Musical Universe
Frédéric Chopin
Hong Kong Arts Festival
The Hong Kong Arts Festival not only showcase top artists from around the world, but also exhibits the best of Asian and local talents alongside them. Since 1992 the Young Friends Scheme (YFS), an integrated arts education and audience development programme...
Date: February 23 to March 24, 2018
Country: China
What's New
The Year of the Earth Dog
Forgotten Cellists VI
Maurice Gendron
A long, long time ago, the Jade Emperor was looking for 12 animals to become designated as calendar signs. So he sent an immortal being into the world of man and announced that the first 12 animals to pass through the heavenly gate would be ranked in order...
Frenchman Maurice Gendron (1920-1990) was known for his poise and elegant, pristine playing. If Daniil Shafran played with unconventional hand positions, Gendron’s are nearest to the ideal. His hands are cello perfect: rounded, relaxed, symmetrical, and produced a shimmering sound...
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Relaxing Classical Music? Life on the Road I
Over on ClassicFM, great swathes of its programming and website are devoted to "relaxing classics" and "smooth classics": "the most relaxing music ever composed" states the station of a list of works including Debussy's Claire de Lune, Gymnopedie No. 1 by Satie...
In my Artist of the Month interviews, I always ask my interviewee how they find the travel. These people travel for a living, often having five concerts in as many different countries, and all within a couple of weeks. No matter whether you’re a soloist, orchestral musician, backing vocalist, sound engineer...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Violin Sonatina
in A Minor

by Daniil Shafran

Academic Festival
Overture, Op. 80

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