Twistin’ the Turk

Vol: 211 | 1 Nov 2018

Discover the sorrows of Angelica Catalani,
immerse in more orchestral pipe dreams,
and how are blackbirds portrayed by
Japanese Tsugaru Shamisens?

Face Travel Hell
A Piano Teacher
Lessons Learnt
From Teaching
Camille Saint-Saëns
At the Piano
International Wimbledon
Music Festival

Founded and directed by Anthony Wilkinson, the festival is created to share the experience of hearing and meeting world class artists in the beautiful churches in Wimbledon. Since its launch in 2009, it has grown exponentially, and is now recognized as an annual feast of world-class music making in southwest London...
Date: November 10 to 25, 2018
Country: United Kingdom
What's New
The Birds Singing in Catalonia and Memories of Home Orchestral Pipe Dreams
Symphonic Works with Organ II
After his self-imposed exile from Spain with the defeat of the Republican government, cellist Pablo Casals started his concerts with a traditional Catalan Christmas song, El Cant dels Ocells (The Song of the Birds). The lyrics describe the joy of the birds, listed verse by verse, at Jesus’ birth...
Félix-Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911) was one of the first performers and composers in a long line of French organists who took advantage of the versatility of the symphonic pipe organ. Devoted to the organ from an early age, he went to Brussels in 1860 to study with the organist J.N. Lemmens...
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Twistin’ the Turk The Sorrows of Angelica Catalani
The piano and violin duo Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo have given any number of audience members a new way to hear music that could, perhaps, be too familiar. Here’s Mozart’s Turkish Rondo, first in its original and then with a key change...
For almost 3 decades, Angelica Catalani (1780-1849) commanded the operatic stages of Europe. Her powerful soprano voice nearly covered three octaves in range, and it has been suggested “no singer ever surpassed her in chromatic scales, whether in velocity or precision...”
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My music Video Forgotten records

Cello Concerto

Alla Molto Turca
Igudesman & Joo

Violin Sonata No. 5
in F Major

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