Author Topic: Classical and Opera  (Read 12613 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Jessye Norman RIP
« Reply #300 on: October 02, 2019, 11:56:41 am »
  Jessye Norman died
at Mount Sinai–St. Luke's Hospital
in Manhattan on September 30, 2019,
aged 74, from multiple organ failure
and septic shock; secondary to
complications from a spinal cord injury
she suffered in 2015.
Read more...

Beautiful lady, beautiful voice. We are lucky she graced us with such wonderful music for so long.  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #301 on: October 02, 2019, 11:05:25 pm »
      That performance of Liebestod
under the direction of the legendary
Herbert von Karajan - his last public
performance, by the way - is probably
my favorite by Jessye Norman.
But this one, conducted by the great
Seiji Ozawa, is a very close second.
My personal opinion, for what it's
worth: Jessye Norman was an artist
who perhaps more than most needed
strong direction. But when she got that
no one could touch her.

[...] damnation de Faust (English: The Damnation of Faust), Op. 24 is a work for four
solo voices, full seven-part chorus, large children's chorus and orchestra by the
French composer Hector Berlioz. He called it a "légende dramatique" (dramatic legend).
It was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 6 December 1846.

The French composer was inspired by a translation of Goethe's dramatic poem Faust
and produced a musical work that, like the masterpiece on which it is based, defies
easy categorisation. Conceived at various times as a free-form oratorio and as an opera
(Berlioz ultimately called it a "légende dramatique") its travelogue form and cosmic perspective
have made it an extreme challenge to stage as an opera. Berlioz himself was eager to see the
work staged, but once he did, he conceded that the production techniques of his time were not
up to the task of bringing the work to dramatic life. Most of the work's fame has come through
concert performances.

In this aria, Faust has seduced and abandoned Marguerite, who still awaits his return.
She can hear soldiers and students in the distance, which reminds her of the night Faust
first came to her house. But this time he is not among them.   Read more...
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[Buddie]

Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #302 on: October 05, 2019, 03:27:49 am »

[...] Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfonica di Roma, 1967
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
     Soloist:  Maurizio Pollini
       

[...] Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfónica de Galicia, 2014
Conductor: Daniele Pollini
      Soloist: Maurizio Pollini
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[Buddie]

Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #303 on: October 06, 2019, 12:50:17 am »


Maurizio Pollini (born January 5, 1942) is an Italian pianist.
He is known for performances of compositions by Chopin
and Debussy, among others. He has performed works by
contemporary composers such as Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz
Stockhausen, George Benjamin, Roberto Carnevale, Gianluca
Cascioli and Bruno Maderna. Works composed for him include
Luigi Nono's ..... sofferte onde serene ..., Giacomo Manzoni's
Masse: omaggio a Edgard Varèse and Salvatore Sciarrino's
Fifth Sonata.  Read more...
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[Buddie]

Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #304 on: October 11, 2019, 10:50:47 am »
Arthur Rubinstein - Chopin Mazurka, Op. 68 No. 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YC1oaN-b24
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