Friday, October 17, 2014
barcarole:

Igor Stravinsky in Venice, 1956. By the Scuola di San Fantin.

barcarole:

Igor Stravinsky in Venice, 1956. By the Scuola di San Fantin.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mahler - Des Knaben Wunderhorn: I. “Revelge”

Performed by Thomas Quasthoff, baritone with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra lead by Claudio Abbado. Recorded in February 1998.

Monday, October 13, 2014
Enrico Leide and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1924)Photographer Lane Brothers

Enrico Leide and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1924)
Photographer Lane Brothers

(Source: album.atlantahistorycenter.com)

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God. Felix Mendelssohn
Denmark’s first opera house opened its doors in 2005. Read more here. 

Denmark’s first opera house opened its doors in 2005. Read more here

Schumann - Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 - III. Scherzo: Molto vivace

Performed by Rudolf Serkin with the Budapest Quartet 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Schumann - Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 - I. Allegro brillante 

Performed by Artur Rubinstein with the Guarneri Quartet 

German composer and conductor Richard Strauss at his home in Vienna. Photograph: De Agostini/Getty Images
Strauss revolutionized the technical and expressive possibilities of the orchestra before the end of the 19th century in his tone-poems such as Also Sprach Zarathustra – 2001: A Space Odyssey’s signature tune – or Ein Heldenleben. He shocked and awed early-20th-century audiences with his blood-drenched settings of Salome and Elektra. At the end of his life, his beloved Germany in ruins after the second world war, he wrote some of the most devastatingly moving music ever composed: Metamorphosen, for strings, or the Four Last Songs.

German composer and conductor Richard Strauss at his home in Vienna. Photograph: De Agostini/Getty Images

Strauss revolutionized the technical and expressive possibilities of the orchestra before the end of the 19th century in his tone-poems such as Also Sprach Zarathustra – 2001: A Space Odyssey’s signature tune – or Ein Heldenleben. He shocked and awed early-20th-century audiences with his blood-drenched settings of Salome and Elektra. At the end of his life, his beloved Germany in ruins after the second world war, he wrote some of the most devastatingly moving music ever composed: Metamorphosen, for strings, or the Four Last Songs.

(Source: theguardian.com)

Richard Strauss - “Das Rosenband”, Op. 36 No.1

Performed by Christine Schaefer, soprano with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra lead by Claudio Abbado. Recorded in December 1997.

Friday, October 10, 2014 Thursday, October 9, 2014

Robert Schumann -  Piano Sonata No. 1 In F Sharp Minor, Op. 11 - 1. Introduzione

Performed by Maurizio Pollini 

Artwork for Rimsky-Korsakov’s ballet-opera The Golden Cockerel by Natalia Goncharova

Top: The Golden Cockerel. Scenery sketch, 1914. Commissioned by Diaghilev.

Bottom: City Square. 1937.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014
ipirangaesaojoao:

Sala São Paulo, Brasil.

ipirangaesaojoao:

Sala São Paulo, Brasil.