Anyone here followed the Honens piano competition/festival earlier this month in Calgary, Alberta?
I had the privilege of making a trip down there and was ecstatic when Italy's Luca Buratto won.
Share your thoughts! If you haven't heard of it, please watch some performances, they are fantastic...
You may know that the three members of the Second Viennese School all died, shall we say, uncanny deaths. There is now a browser game that lets you investigate those deaths in detail.
There is a Callas versus Sutherland but in history, the true rivalry was between Callas and Tebaldi in fact. Here is the back room drama for what really went down:
Definitely this is a time to reflect on key...
I am curious which composers/compositions do you find to be formalist? What makes them formalist and not formulaic? Or is formalism a version of being formulaic?
btw, I think that Haydn as a formalist but certainly not formulaic. That guy was so witty and very subversion within...
I want to know what you think of Vengerov's interpretation of Mendelssohn's violin concerto in E minor ...
And what you think of him in general.