Full Steam Ahead

Vol: 197 | 1 April 2018

Embark on a musical train journey,
meet with the influential cellist Felix Salmond,
and enjoy Gilad Hochman’s Fantasia-Concertante.

Anatoly Lunacharsky
More than the
Saviour of Prokofiev
At the Center of the
Musical Universe
Robert and
Clara Schumann
Sounding Cosmology
Stephen Hawking
SWR Schwetzinger Festspiele
Founded in 1952, the festival is held annually in the historical town of Schwetzinger in southwestern Germany. Situated in the Schwetzingen Castle, a beautiful 250-year-old palace and park near Heidelberg, concerts are mainly presented in the historic Schlosstheater Schwetzingen. The event is well-known for its world premiere of both new opera productions...
Date: April 27 to May 26, 2018
Country: Germany
What's New
In Touch with Gilad Hochman
IC2018 Guest Artist
Forgotten Cellists XIII
Felix Salmond
Gilad Hochman, one of Israel’s leading young composers, will be the guest composer for one week of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s annual Intimacy of Creativity festival. Intimacy of Creativity (IC), is where composers and performers meet for two weeks of creative interaction...
Felix Salmond (1888-1952) was one of the most influential cello teachers in America. As a professor at the Juilliard School, and later the Curtis Institute of Music, his pupils include Leonard Rose, Samuel Mayes, Orlando Cole, Bernard Greenhouse, Frank Miller, Eleanor Aller, Elsa Hilger, and others...
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Full Steam Ahead
Musical Train Journeys
Nemorino in Tokyo
An Interview with Saimir Pirgu
In the early 1920’s, steam locomotives were at the forefront of modern technology. To be fair, the automobile had started to catch the public’s imagination and passenger airplanes appeared in the sky, but steam was still the preferred high-speed transport. Trains certainly fueled the imagination...
In discussing the wide-range of characters he’s sung and his current role, lyric tenor Saimir Pirgu says he likes the roles where he doesn’t die at the end, contrasting his current role of Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore at the National Theatre in Tokyo and his title role last month in Romeo and Juliet...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Introduction et Rondo
Op. 72

by Benjamin Appl

Sonata for piano
in B-flat minor

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