Saturday 7 May 2016

JOhn Axelrod conducts the world premiere of Vacchi "Lo specchio magico" at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

On May 7th John Axelrod conducts the world premiere of Fabio Vacchi new opera: Lo specchio magico (The Magic Mirror), is the mysterious instrument through which a child can show four ferocious tyrants the dramatic future that threatens the planet. But it is also a journey through different eras and combining distant countries thousands of kilometers from each other, a reflection on the beauty of the stories that tell about life and a thrilling parable of hope. With his language that combines classical music, ethnic references and rap, the new work by Fabio Vacchi is presented in world premiere at the 79° Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival.

Saturday 7 May 2016

Veronila Eberle and Edicson Ruiz with the Camerata Ducale in Vercelli

Saturday, May 7, at the Teatro Civico at 21.00 Veronika Eberle and Edicson Ruiz will play in Vercelli with the Camerata Ducale conducted by Guido Rimonda. Program: Bottesini Grand Duo for violin and double bass

Edicson Ruiz, the first bass of the Berlin Philharmonic, comes from the SISTEMA of José Antonio Abreu Music. Selected by Claudio Abbado impresses audiences around the world for its virtuosity.

Monday 2 May 2016

Jack Quartet's newest recording on Mode Records

The Jack Quartet's newest recording on Mode Records is the first in a series featuring the string quartets and piano sonatas of Horatiu Radulescu. It begins with his feverishly personal String Quartet No.5 paired with his second and fifth piano sonatas (brillantly performed by pianist Stephen Clarke).

Thursday 14 April 2016

Tito Ceccherini conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra of London

On April 14th Tito Ceccherini conducted for the first time the Philharmonia Orchestra of London in the special "Music of Today" Series at the Royal Festival Hall. Under the personal invitation of Unsuk Chin, he presented a portrait of the German composer Friedrich Goldmann: «The 18-minute Linie/Splitter 2 is full of inviting timbres, not least the evocation capable from the accordion, and there is also an attractive lightness of touch, wit and wildness. Some lovely chords at the close suggest dying embers. Praise in particular for Kira Doherty’s horn solo. ... Fast erstarrte Unruhe ... 3 (1995) is for twelve players. [...] The sounds are harder, the rhythms more jagged, but there is also an underlying playfulness. When the music is fast-moving a bizarre ritual is suggested, and if pictures are painted, then they are by Dali. The work closes in shadows: thirteen well-spent minutes. Both renditions came across as quite splendid under the attentive and unflappable direction of Tito Ceccherini.» wrote Colin Anderson on Classical Source

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Maresz: orchestration of Ravel's Violin Sonata

Yan Maresz has set Maurice Ravel's Violin Sonata for chamber orchestra, using the instrumentation of Pavane pour une infante défunte and Tombeau de Couperin as a model. The orchestra version will be premiered by soloist Renaud Capuçon, Orchestre National de Lyon and conductor Leonard Slatkin.