The Fun of Variations

Vol: 227 | 1 Jul 2019

Enjoy Richard Strauss’ lieders for his wife,
get a few sips of the Wine of Kings,
and what’s the danger of speaking to the press?

The Fun of
Explore the
Is Some Music
Just Noise?
Musicians and
Ethel Waters and
Beauford Delaney
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
First held in 1948, the event is an annual international music festival dedicated to opera. Taking place each summer in Aix-en-Provence, the house programme also features concerts of orchestral, chamber, vocal and solo instrumental music.
Date: July 3 to 22, 2019
Country: France
What's New
On Being a Pianist The Dangers of Speaking to the Press
What does it mean to be “a pianist”? In researching this article, I discovered that many people believe the title “pianist” assumes a certain level of capability and should only be conferred upon a select few...
The opera Pagliacci (Clowns) made Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) a household name. After it premiered in 1892, this dramatic tale of love, betrayal and eventual murder enthused audience...
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Composers and their Poets
Strauss Gets Married
“Vinum Regum, Rex Vinorum”
(Wine of Kings, King of Wines)
Richard Strauss used the world of literature in his song settings, from sixteenth-century poems by Shakespeare to the poems of his contemporaries such as Richard Dehmel...
Tokay wine was not in the exclusive domain of the rich and royal, but also attracted the arts community. Franz Liszt predictably couldn’t resist a “glass of fiery Tokay”...
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My music Video Forgotten records

String Quartet
in G Minor

Classical Symphony

Violin Sonata No. 9
in A major

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