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“We’re sort of in the middle of a transcendent year,” Joshua Gindele, cellist of the Miró Quartet, says of the artistic projects the group has taken on this year.
And he couldn’t have worded it more aptly. Gindele and his quartet members—violinists Daniel Ching and…Continue
Posted by Stephanie Powell on September 1, 2015 at 2:20pm
Datelines: Mondsee, Austria, Schloss Mondsee, Aug. 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 30 11 a.m.
In 1785, Joseph Haydn was commissioned by a canon in Cádiz, the ancient port city in southwest Spain, to write a sacred instrumental music for Holy Week illustrating the "seven last words of the Lord." Haydn agreed and proceeded to compose seven slow, meditative sections for full orchestra framed by a portentous introduction and a ferocious,…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on September 1, 2015 at 6:30am
Dateline: Mondsee, Austria, Basilika Mondsee, 7:30 p.m., August 28, 2014
The 25th edition of the Mondsee Musiktage Festival, 15 miles east of Salzburg, and this year dedicated to the pan-European influence of Joseph Haydn, launched Friday night with the kind of concert that has long marked it as one of Europe's leading chamber music festivals.
Led by the Auryn Quartet (violinists Matthias Lingenfelder and Jens Oppermann, violist…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 29, 2015 at 3:32am
The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is touring to mark the anniversaries of the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations—the orchestra will perform at the UN General Assembly on August 28.
The concert will include players from all…Continue
Posted by Stephanie Powell on August 26, 2015 at 10:30am
Dateline: Grafenegg, Austria, 7:30 p.m., August 21, 2015
On a beautiful late summer evening, with shafts of light coming through a dramatic clerestory in the amphitheater called Wolkenturm, Christian Tetzlaff threw down his own shafts of light on Beethoven's Violin Concerto before a packed house at the Grafenegg Festival in lower Austria, unintuitively situated east of Upper Austria, deriving its name from its downriver location on the Danube River. Backed by the Festival's large and…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 22, 2015 at 1:51am
A violin that is reported to have belonged to Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, will go on display at two US museums in 2016.
The display will mark the first time the violin will be available for the public to view since it set…Continue
Posted by Stephanie Powell on August 18, 2015 at 12:04pm
Started by André van Haren in Playing May 1.