On Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Interpreters | Soloists

Moritz Rosenthal

Moritz Rosenthal

This pianist was born on December 17, 1862 inside the Austro-Hungarian Empire, specially in the city of Lemberg. Up to today one comments on the brilliant skill that Moritz Rosenthal demonstrated, up to a level that it is possible to categorize like extraordinary, with characteristics quite similar to his contemporaries like Josef Hofmann, Leopoldo Godowski and Ignaz Friedman. In his moment, when it was still very young, it went so far as to have big friendship with big composers like Johannes Brahms, Hans von Bülow, Johann Strauss, Anthony Rubinstein, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet and Isaac Albéniz.

Aldo Ciccolini

Aldo Ciccolini

Pianist born in Naples, Italy in the year 1925, which became a French citizen from 1969. In fact there turns into a problem where to locate it: Italian or French, since from the year 1949 it established itself definitely in the Gallic country, doing in certain form of the French music his real shield as big pianist. Aldo Ciccolini began his musical studies in his hometown with Paolo Denza, who from his part had been a pupil of Ferrucio Busoni. The same ones not only included the piano but also the composition.

Give to me Myra Hess

Give to me Myra Hess

How was she me Da Myra Hess as pianist? Perhaps at present it is questioned by some of his companions, as also by the musical critics. But so much in the videos (filmed in his origin as movies) likewise in the recordings, we are demonstrated like a complete virtuoso, with a superlative energy, big personality and that was along with the big beethovenianos of his epoch. The most transcendental works did not escape of his fingers: Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms.

Harold Bauer

Harold Bauer

Harold Bauer was a-year-old excellent pianist big technical, refined domain and of good taste. He was never executing works of small amount or simply of “relleno ”. It gave music lectures (teaching method) in the University of Miami from 1941 up to his death. The recognition that received from several composers was of such a magnitude, that several of them dedicated different compositions to him. Ravel dedicated him “Ondine ”, while the Spanish composer Enrique Granados, “Goyescas ” and also “El love and the death ”.

Clara Haskil

Clara Haskil

How was Clara Haskil like pianist? Across his recordings one listens to it like a pianist of a big technical capacity; this has allowed him to execute the works of major weight in this instrumental field. But also it was possessing big musicality, an excellent sound and a truly original interpretive quality. It is necessary to emphasize also that this big pianist acted under the baton of the biggest directors of his epoch.

Michael Ponti

Michael Ponti

How can we catalog Michael Ponti from the artistic point of view? As a real musical encyclopedia and with a very elaborate skill. The accent of his career since pianist is in the romantic ones, like being Chopin and Liszt. But also it recorded the integral versions of the works for piano of Alexander Scriabin, Piotr Ilich Tchaikovski and Serguei Rachmaninov.

Alexander Brailowsky

Alexander Brailowsky

Alexander Brailowsky has never been taken into consideration like a deep pianist, but only like a simple virtuoso. The called “puristas ” have considered it as “efectista ”, or saying of another form, “el effect for the effect ”. Anyhow this Ukrainian artist has been very charismatic and wanted by the public, bearing in mind also his figure “elegante ” since it was high and thin. In 1936 the “Premio Brailowsky was created ” for the purpose of encouraging the young performers.

Simon Barer

Simon Barer

Simon Barer was possessing an excellent sound, big natural potency for the “fortísimos ”, like also an excellent coloring. His interpretations of Chopin and Liszt were truly poetical and executed of such form or naturalness, which they were feigning to be works “fáciles ”. Also it did recordings of Bach, Schumann, Beethoven, Scriabin, Glazunov, Rachmaninov and others. It is necessary to emphasize an extremely showy fact in relation to Barer: as Josef Hofmann, was studying very little and sometimes it was passing months without approaching the keyboard.

Alice de Larrocha

Alice de Larrocha

Spanish pianist who was born in the city of Barcelona in 1923. Alice de Larrocha can be considered to be one of bigger exponents of the Spanish art in relation to the music. His physical contexture was very small and for such a motive some of them might wonder in how this woman could extract interpretations of so much potency from the piano. Larrocha was demonstrating big interpretive capacity, with big feeling in what he executes, although without losing the balance.

Pierre Sancan

Pierre Sancan

Pierre Sancan is much remembered by the visit that did the River Plate in the year 1953 and 1954 where not only it acted before the public in magisterial concerts, but gave piano courses in high level. The one that he signs had the opportunity to know it personally. Sancan appeared like a person extremely kindly, affably, politely and with manners that trasuntaban a very thin personality. Obviously he could move this very well in the keyboard. His technical orientation was based on the corporal anatomy, that is to say, the position of the trunk, arms, hands and fingers in relation to the keyboard.

Mieczyslaw Horszowski

Mieczyslaw Horszowski

Pianist born in 1892 in the city of Lemberg, which belonged in this epoch to the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now to Ukrania). Then it was naturalized like North American. To this pianist it has been considered for the long time like synonymous of “música of camera ”. His first steps as pianist had them with his own mother, who had been a pupil of Karl Mikuli, which in turn it belonged to Chopin. Having scarcely seven years of age it turned into pupil neither more nor less than of Theodor Lestchetitzky in the conservatory of Vienna...

Josef and Rosina Lhevinne

Josef and Rosina Lhevinne

Josef Lhevinne was a pianist and pedagogue who was born in the city of Orel, Russia in the year 1874. He was a pupil of Vasily Ilyich Safonov in the Imperial Conservatory of Moscow, obtaining his diploma in 1891. It is necessary to emphasize that much joined in this musician his wife was. Rosina studied with a tutor, who, he advised him to continue his studies in the same teaching institution in which his future husband was already doing it. In 1898 it gained the golden medal like pianist, and after his graduation he married Josef.


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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

  • Small night music

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • The Couperin grave

    Maurice Ravel

  • Manuel de Falla

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  • Quando Men Vo

    Anna Netrebko (Musetta)

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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.

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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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