In our ongoing Masquerade series we invite you today to discoverMaskenzug, Polka francaise, Op. 240 by Johann Straus II. Read More →

Petr-Popelka
c) Katharina Kuhl

Beginning with the 2020/2021 season, Czech conductor Petr Popelka (*1986) will become Principal Guest Conductor of the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava. At the sdame time he will begin his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra Oslo (KORK).

In our ongoing Masquerade series we invite you today to discover Johan Halvorsen’s Masquerade Suite. The original version of Masquerade Suite has nine movements. Read More →

Der niederländische Dirigent, Pianist und Musikforscher Harke de Roos ist ein Spezialist der Wiener Klassik, in deren Mittelpunkt zum einen die Frage nach den umstrittenen Todesumständen von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart und zum anderen die Hinterfragung der Tempoangaben Ludwig van Beethovens steht. Read More →

If you look for an appropriate music for our time, you could listen to Aram Khachaturian’s Masquerade, written in 1941 as incidental music for a production of the play of the same name by Russian poet and playwright Mikhail Lermontov. The music is better known in the form of a five-movement suite. Here is a video. Read More →

Julian Rachlin
(c) CAMI - K.Miura

Julian Rachlin, 45, takes over artistic direction for the Herbstgold-Festival in Eisenstadt (Burgenland, Austria). In addition to the established program including the Haydn Philharmonie, Balkan and Roma sounds as well as jazz, Rachlin will focus in 2021 on well-known pianists, famous singers and chamber music, but also young talents. Read More →

Das Richard-Strauss-Festival 2020 wird in diesem Jahr aufgrund der Corona-Krise und der damit zusammenhängenden Einschränkungen für kulturelle Veranstaltungen nicht stattfinden. Das Programm soll unter dem Leitbild Humanitas.Mensch auf die Zeit vom 18.-27. Juni 2021 verschoben werden. Read More →

The International Classical Music Awards publish today, at the occasion of the cancelled Award Ceremony 2020, the statements which the Jury received during the past months. Many winners, from Outhere’s Charles Adriaenssen to Tabea Zimmermann, take the congratulatory line. Read More →

Normally, at the Award Ceremony which was scheduled to be held in Seville today, 30 April, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) would have announced the winner of the Recording of the Year Award, which is chosen among the winners of the various audio and video categories. The Award Ceremony and the Gala Concert having been cancelled, the announcement was made via the Internet. Read More →

Gemeinsam mit dem Kuss Quartett wollte das Ensemble Nico and the Navigators einen Beitrag zum Beethoven-Jahr 2020 auf die europäischen Musikbühnen bringen: unter dem Titel Force and Freedom  wollten sie « die Musik im existenziellen Spannungsfeld zwischen äußeren Zwängen und innerer Freiheit mit ihrem unauflöslichen Gegensatz von subjektivem Wunsch und objektiver Wirklichkeit ausloten, in dem sich Beethoven zeitlebens bewegen und behaupten musste. » Read More →

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