Living With the Music

Vol: 208 | 15 Sep 2018

Visit Europe’s biggest summer piano school,
enjoy our recommended cello repertoire,
and how does it feel to be
filming Rachmaninov all night?

Cello Concerto
The Should Haves
@ Verbier
Close Encounters
With Musicians
China and Opera
Discovery and
Festival Verdi
Festival Verdi has been an annual tradition in Parma since 2004; named after one of the greatest Italian opera composers of the 19th century, Giuseppe Verdi. With the goal of presenting every Verdi Opera by the bicentennial year of the composer’s birth, the Regio Theatre of Parma celebrates the works of the Maestro...
Date: September 27 to October 21, 2018
Country: Italy
What's New
James Baillieu
Facilitating Greatness @ Verbier
Chets: Inside Europe’s Biggest
Summer School for Pianists
I met James again at the 2018 Verbier Festival, where he accompanied the Academy singers for all the master classes conducted by Susannah Waters (opera singer/director) and Thomas Quasthoff. He received profuse compliments from both artists and audience alike. Furthermore, he innovated a lieder programme themed “A Life in Songs”...
Much more than a “piano holiday”, the piano summer school is an opportunity to study with leading pianist-teachers, build confidence in performing, observe others being taught, and meet other pianists – this last factor being, for many, one of the chief attractions...
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Living With the Music Filming Rachmaninov’s
Études-Tableaux All Night
How to keep repertoire alive and fresh, even if one has been working on it and/or performing it for a long time is an issue for most performers. “Note bashing” is no substitute for the hard graft of careful, in-depth learning, spending time with the music, living with it and understanding what makes it special...
It’s the dead of night, probably around 3am. At the keyboard it’s very bright, and also very loud, as I’m playing furiously, mostly without thinking about the big camera lens that follows my hands from less than a foot away. We’re filming Rachmaninov’s Études-tableaux...
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My music Video Forgotten records

The gift
I'll leave you

by Leonard Rose

Serenade for
String Quartet

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