Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thomas Hengelbrock conducts Bach's Magnificat

Bach's Magnificat was written for Christmas Day 1723, to celebrate Mary's joy after the Annunciation. Mendelssohn's Vom Himmel Hoch also celebrates the birth of Christ, in a style that references Bach's. Thomas Hengelbrock traces affinities between both composers: a passion for moral song, the divine, Christ, and light.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mario Lanza Torna a Surriento

Born Alfred Arnold Cocozza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was exposed to classical singing at an early age by his Abruzzese-Molisan Italian parents. His mother, Maria Lanza, was from Tocco da Casauria a province of Pescara in the region of Abruzzo. His father, Antonio Cocozza, was from the town of Filignano a province of Isernia in the region of Molise. By age 16, his vocal talent had become apparent. Starting out in local operatic productions in Philadelphia for the YMCA Opera Company while still in his teens, he later came to the attention of longtime (1924–49) principal Boston Symphony conductor Serge Koussevitzky. In 1942, Koussevitzky provided young Cocozza with a full student scholarship to the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, Massachusetts. Reportedly, Koussevitzky would later tell him, "Yours is a voice such as is heard once in a hundred years."[8]

Monday, August 15, 2016

Forqueray - La Couperin / Il Giardino Armonico

Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (The Harmonious Garden) performs Antoine Forqueray’s (the French composer and virtuoso of the viola da gamba, 1671-1745) La Couperin, a piece written for the harpsichord or Viola da Gamba and basso continuo (here played the second option). Musicians: Vittorio Ghielmi (Viola da gamba) and Luca Pianca (Liuto attiorbato).

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Yehudi Menuhin et Herbert Karajan

Un témoignage rare sur la collaboration de deux monstres sacrés de la musique avec au programme le Concerto pour violon et orchestre n° 5 en la majeur de Mozart.
Le cinéaste Henri-Georges Clouzot filme un échange passionnant entre le violoniste et le chef d'orchestre, ainsi que leurs répétitions avec l'orchestre des Wiener Symphoniker, puis le concert proprement dit. La merveilleuse traduction cinématographique d’une partition musicale
http://concert.arte.tv/fr/yehudi-menuhin-herbert-karajan

Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Les trois ténors : naissance d’une légende ARTE

Vingt-cinq ans après, retour sur le concert mythique donné à Rome, le 7 juillet 1990, par les trois superstars de l’opéra Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti et José Carreras. À l’occasion du 25e anniversaire de cet événement de légende, le documentaire de Brian Large en propose les moments forts, notamment l’air de bravoure “Nessun dorma” (tiré de l’opéra Turandot de Puccini) et les bis très acclamés, “O sole mio” et “Maria” (West side story). Avec, en complément : les impressions et anecdotes livrées par les protagonistes depuis les coulisses, et les souvenirs du chef Zubin Mehta, qui dirigeait ce soir-là, aux côtés des trois chanteurs, l’orchestre du Mai musical florentin et l’orchestre de l’Opéra de Rome.