Angela Hewitt talks on the Fazioli piano and electronic tuning.
The 2012 Sydney Festival surpassed itself judging by the attendances and the breadth of the line- up. One the featured acts, Tubular Bells For Two, received rave reviews. A re-make of Mike Oldfield’s atmospheric classic from the 1970’s, the two musicians who re-created it were probably not even born when it made its debut. Aidan Roberts and…
Check out this entertaining video of Riccardo Minasi’s virtuosic violin playing. Riccardo performs Neapolitan baroque gems in Sydney in October with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at the City Recital Hall. Click here for more.
Pianist Kathryn Selby with violinist Grace Clifford and cellist Timo-Veikko Valve explore the complex relationship shared by Brahms, Robert Schumann and Clara Schumann in their May touring recital “Love & Devotion.” More information. Here’s a preview of the concert.
The late maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts his ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien, led by concertmaster Alice Harnoncourt.
This excellent mini-documentary talks about the pacifist principles which propelled Britten’s War Requiem. at 5’30” you can see Britten conducting Peter Pears in the tenor solo Futility (‘Move him, move him’). And….. you can read our story about the electrifying 20th century master piece that is Britten’s War Requiem.