Classical Fine Music Magazine
My father was a keen photographer, and our family used to enjoy slide nights where we would relive earlier times. Years later, he scanned a selection of these slides and put them on a disc for me. Mostly they were of the family, either at home or on holidays. But there was one which was a real anomaly: a photograph of Pablo Casals, not taken in the flesh but during a television program. What was that doing among the family snaps?
By 1866, when he was 47, Jacques Offenbach, although born in the Rhineland, had achieved his ambition to become a celebrated French composer. He began his campaign, not with a bang but a whimper, by persuading the Paris Opéra-Comique to produce his first operetta, Pascal et Chambord.
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British conductor Mark Wigglesworth has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, and New York Philharmonic. Wigglesworth has recorded the complete Shostakovich symphonies with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, to critical acclaim
When I came across a work by a composer called Kreutzer in the library at 2MBS Fine Music, I assumed that this might be the same Kreutzer after whom Beethoven had named one of his most famous violin sonatas. To my surprise, this particular Kreutzer was another composer altogether!
Classical Contemporary Music James Nightingale Program Highlights
Born on May 28, 1923, in Transylvania, Romania, György Ligeti was one of the most influential and innovative composers of the 20th century. His groundbreaking works pushed the boundaries of traditional composition and paved the way for the development of new musical languages. His unique style, characterized by intricate textures, microtonal harmonies, and complex rhythms, earned him a prominent place in the realm of avant-garde music.
Classical Program Highlights
Oratorio: The Resurrection composed by Georg Friedrich Händel in 1708, depicts the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as recounted in the New Testament. The story unfolds through a series of arias, recitatives, and choruses, each capturing different aspects of the story. The instrumental overture sets the tone for the opera, followed by a series of recitatives and arias that introduce the characters and themes.
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Having gone to an all-girls’ school, I met a fair share of our species. Some were fierce, others mild and maternal. Pinned outside the philosophy club was a poster, known these days as a ‘meme’: I’m a female. Fe = Iron Male = Man Therefore, I am Iron Man. One doesn’t need to be a chemistry or Marvel Comics nerd to appreciate the mettle of women.
Jazz Jazz On Wednesdays Program Highlights
Jazz on Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz. At noon and 7pm, featuring Thierry Maillard, Stephane Belmondo & Sylvain Luc and their recent album Birka. Jazz Sketches at noon with Robert Vale and Planet Jazz at 7pm with Xavier Bichon.