Pop Goes the Orchestra

Vol: 198 | 15 April 2018

Explore the Zodiac with modern composers,
enjoy Rossini's Mosè in Egitto in San Carlo,
and how to capture “the moment”?

Bach: St. John Passion
Premiered in 1724
Pop Goes
the Orchestra
Lighter side of
Classical music
Forgotten Cellists
Eva Heinitz
Schubertiade Hohenems
(April / May)

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: April 28 to May 25, 2018
Country: Austria
What's New
Naples puts on Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto Pursuing Protein in Classical Music
Quite possibly the Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Italy’s leading opera house in the early 19th century, has found its groove again. In spite of a middle-of-the-road production of Gioachino Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto (Moses in Egypt), the legendary San Carlo might – finally – be on to something...
Evolution has given human beings four types of teeth, each with a specific function. Incisors cut the food, canines tear the food and molar and premolars crush the food. Given that kind of evolutionary structure, it seems rather reasonable to assume that the human being is omnivore...
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Zodiac Capture the moment
We know the animals and figures of the Zodiac, but how did composers take these on? Mystic composer John Tavener used the birth of his second daughter as inspiration for his work for solo piano, Zodiac (1997). The overtones of the piano and the held pedal come from the ancient Greek concept...
Those occasions when you’re playing and you feel yourself standing back from the music, allowing it to speak for itself, as if you are playing remotely, or floating above the piano, watching yourself play, are the most precious, and often signal the moment when a complete synergy of mind and body has taken place...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Hans Gál:
Piano Quartet in
B flat major

Overture on Hebrew Themes
Op. 34

Concerto for Piano
and Orchestra No. 2

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