On Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Interpreters | Singers

Maria Callas

Maria Callas

Maria Callas, whose real name was Cecilia Sophia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulou, was born in the city of New York on December 2, 1923 as daughter of a few Greek emigrants. It did his début in The Scala of Milan in 1950 with the Aida representation. His first appearance in New York was in 1956 representing the opera Norm of Bellini, a role that turned into his specialty. You are quiet it was always very interested in revitalizing those operas that had been forgotten, representing works forgotten Gluck, Haydn and Spontini.

Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price

Mary Leontyne Violet Price was born on February 19, 1927 in the color “sector ” of Laurel, Mississippi. His aunt was employed at the hearth of a prominent family of Laurel. When they knew on the Leontyne talent and she obtained in 1949 a scholarship in the Juilliard, they decided to support it in his career. In 1951 he sang the roll of Alice Ford in a Falstaff production in the Juilliard. The soprano Leontyne Price is recognized by his interpretation of the rolls verdianos, especially that of Aida, which did his during the postwar period period.

Marcelo Puente

Marcelo Puente

It began his studies of music and singing in the Provincial Conservatory Félix T. Waiter of Cordova and privately in vocal skill up to the actuality in Buenos Aires with the Teachers Renato Salsola and Lidia Perusino. It makes debut in April, 2001 interpreting "II Duca", in the opera Rigoletto, of Giuseppe Verdi in the Theater St Martin of Cordova, under the guidance of the Teacher Fernando Alvarez. The same year makes debut in Europe, Dusseldorf, Germany, in the leading roll of the French opera "me Da Blanche" of François Adrien Boeldieu.

Mario del Monaco

Mario del Monaco

It was possessing an impressive natural voice of enormous power. His declamatory style was a reminiscence of that of Pertile although the tendency to sing more under that the mezzo-forte was criticized. But it was always giving sensitive and touching interpretations. His Otello version reached special acclamation for his sincerity, feeling and vocal splendor.

Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi

His rivalry with Maria Callas exceeded the musical pages and, in November, 1958, it went down in history of the fronts of "Time". Both represented the top of the singing in the decades of the 40-50 with two completely opposite styles: the Italian was the singer - artist and the Greek, the artist - singer. It moved back from the opera after 22 years of career, after reaching the maximum successes and honors that could be harvested in the musical world.

Elizabeth Vidal

Elizabeth Vidal

His scenic ease, pure stamp and sharp triumphant they gave him the opportunity to be directed very early by the directors of international fame like John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Bonynge, Semyon Byshkov or Jeffrey Tate; interpreting big rolls like Nanetta de Falstaff, Olympia of The stories of Hoffmann, Blondchen of The abduction in the harem, the Fire and the Princess of The child and the enchantments or Zerbinette de Ariadna in Naxos. His last periods have not done any more that to confirm that Vidal is one of better sopranos of coloratura of his generation.

Alfredo Kraus

Alfredo Kraus

The voice of Kraus was soft, brilliant and well polite. It was considered to be the best light lyric tenor of his generation, while the elegance and styling of his singing, combined with his expressiveness and an attractive scenic presence, made him the ideal interpreter of rolls of type aristocrat as Don Octavio, the Count of Almaviva, Alfredo and the Duke of Mantua. As unpublished honor in the history of an artist in assets the Auditorium of Las Palmas of Grand Canary obtained the name Alfredo Kraus.

Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa

The soprano Kiri Te Kanawa gained a legendary prestige from the night of his sensational début in 1971 like the Countess in "The weddings of Fígaro". Since then, posicionó between the first positions of the international opera, and it has turned into one of the sopranos more famous than the world. At present only it offers a scarce ten concerts. Between his most important roles in the opera there are counted scores of Mozart, Verdi, Gounod, Puccini and Strauss.

Christa Ludwig

Christa Ludwig

His repertoire included all the rolls of mezo and some rolls of soprano dramatic art such like Leonore, Judith and Marschallin. But also Christa Ludwig was the most important singer of oratory and lieder of his epoch. In 1993 it realized a tour of farewell along Europe and the United States interpreting only lieder. Today it teaches singing young people realizing lectures (teaching method).

Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland

Soprano Australian who brings together a wide and powerful voice with an ethereal sound and amazing capacities of agility and flexibility. Married in 1954 with conductor Richard Bonynge, this one convinced it so that it was extending his repertoire wagneriano and was turning into coloratura soprano. The success in this company transformed it into one of the most finished voices of the world.

Diana Damrau

Diana Damrau

The soprano Diana Damrau was born in Günzburg an der Donau in Germany and received his music education in Musikhochschule de Würzburg with Carmen Hanganu and then in Salzburg with Hanna Ludwig with whom up to today it supports a professional artistic relation. Damrau is at present one of the most important feminine voices of the world lyric panorama. His repertoire is very wide, passing for Paisiello, Mozart, Verdi, Richard Strauss y Rossini.

Paula Almerares

Paula Almerares

Soprano Argentinian. He was born in La Plata. He studied in Buenos Aires with the teacher Myrtha Garbarini. It made debut in the Argentine Theater as Musetta in The bohème; there interpreted, also, Carmen, Don Pasquale, Manon, Romeo and symphonic Julieta, The traviata and choral concerts. In the Theater Columbus, made debut in 1993 with The stories of Hoffmann along with Alfredo Kraus and direction of Julius Rudel, performance that cost him the award to the Best Singer Nacional of the Association of Musical Critics of the Argentina.


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Brief

  • On February 17, 1653: Arcangelo Corelli, musician and Italian composer is born. Grosso contributed to the crystallization of the concerto. Author of numerous instrumental works (Concert of Christmas, The Follia, sonatas), father of the sonata for violin and inspirer of a group of composers of this instrument like Varacini, Germiniani and Viotti.

  • On February 13, 1883: Richard Wagner dies in Venice. Composer of German origin, renovator of the romantic opera. His inclination towards the music did not wake up up to knowing the works of Weber and Beethoven. After a life lax and invested in the game and the women, he married and traveled to Paris and then to Dresden, where his work was recognized. The transfer of his remains was comparable to the funeral procession of a big sovereign one.

  • On February 13, 1976: the soprano Lily Pons dies. A voice crystalline and extended towards the sharp one, joined a graceful figure and personal friendliness, they constitute the props of the formidable success of Lily Pons. An exceeded publicity helped to do of her almost a sacred monster of the singing; so much it was so in the decade of '40 went so far as to consider her to be the best singer of the world.

  • On February 12, 1924: there is released "Rhapsody In Blue" of George Gershwin. Gershwin managed to unite in this work three fundamental elements of the music of his country: the piano popular tradition, the harmonic treatment of the music of the theater of varieties and all the ambience of the African American blues.

  • On February 10, 1881: I release in Paris of "The Stories of Hoffmann" of Jacques Offenbach. The opera is an adaptation of Jules Barbier and Michel Carré of several stories of writer Ernst T.A. Hoffmann. The first one takes place with a mechanical doll, the second one with the victim of the conjuration of a magician, and the third one with a moribund sick person. The history begins with a prologue ambientado in a bar.


Appointments

  • Daniel Barenboim
    "The director does not have physical contact with the music that his instrumentalists produce and at most he can correct the phrasing or the rhythm of the score but his gesture does not exist if it does not find a band that is receiving"

  • George Gershwin
    "It would give everything what I have as a little of the genius that Schubert needed to compose his Ave Maria"

  • Gustav Mahler
    "When the work turns out to be a success, when a problem has been solved, we forget the difficulties and the perturbations and feel richly rewarded"

  • Franz Schubert
    "When one is inspired by something good, the musician is born fluently, the melodies sprout; really this is a big satisfaction"

  • Bedrich Smetana
    "With the help and the God's grace, I will be a Mozart in the composition and a Liszt in the skill"

MULTIMEDIA

  • Music for ropes, perc. and celesta

    Béla Bartók

  • Peer Gynt "Suites"

    Edvard Grieg

  • I agree for piano Nº2

    Sergei Rachmaninov

  • Alleluja

    Kathleen Battle

Interpreters

Musicians

Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla

Piazzolla represents one of the rarest cases in which an author is unrolled of extraordinary form so much in the world of the popular music, with his tangos of Buenos Aires, as in that of the refined or classic music. Called symphonic tango created a new genre renewing this way of decisive form the tango. If it is considered that the work of Piazzolla begins in 1946 with The desbande and concludes in 1990, with Him grand tango and with Five tango sensations, that the same year records with the quartet of ropes Kronos, it is deduced that it covers 46 years, space in which it produced not less than eight hundred works.

Voices

Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel is perhaps the biggest myth of the Argentina. His artistic skill, his incomparable talent as singer of the suburbs of Buenos Aires, his musical instinct to compose some of the biggest tangos of all the times, his marvelous character, his fanaticism for the careers, have led him to being equalled perhaps only by another legend of the country of the south of the Silver: Eva Perón. Nevertheless, while all political activity can be worth of objections, comments and mistrust on the part of certain sectors of the population, the figure of Carlos Gardel is erected as universally for all the Argentinians and the followers of the tango across the world.

Paris, on February 16

Juan José Mosalini: the soul of the bandoneón beats in Paris

The music and the dance of the River Plate came to the margins of the Seine more than one century ago, seducing the French, but Juan José Mosalini lives through the tango now a real explosion in France, of the hand of some of his contemporary teachers, like the bandoneonista. In an interview with the AFP in Paris, before traveling to Argentina, where it will offer two concerts, and from which it will set off then in the direction of China, Mosalini evoked "passionate and unconditional" relation between Paris and the tango and between he and the bandoneón, which came to his hands when it was a chiquilín.

Granada, on February 16

International festival tango Granada dedicates his XXII edition to Carlos Gardel

75 anniversary of the death of the singer and tanguista Carlos Gardel will lead XXII edition of the International Festival of Tango of Granada, which also will organize several parallel activities between which there are holidays of trasnoche, tango in the university or an exhibition. Between the artists who will take part in three forms of the festival - dance, set of instruments and sung - there is Leo Sujatovich, Cristian Zárate and the Japanese couple of dance Kyoto and Hiros Yamao.

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