MARIA CALLAS: biography of the legendary opera singer | Documentary

Most sopranos can make you cry in the last act of Traviata (an opera composed of 4 acts). But she made you cry in the second act.Andy Anderson (producer) Maria Callas, nicknamed 'La Divina' (The Divine One), was arguably the most famous soprano of the 20th century. The music documentary Maria Callas: Life and Art… Continue lendo MARIA CALLAS: biography of the legendary opera singer | Documentary

Bach: Mass in B minor | Thomanerchor and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

One of the greatest musical works of all time: The Thomanerchor Leipzig and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig perform J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV 232) in the Church of St. Thomas on July 28, 2000. The stunning backdrop to the performance is particularly fitting since Bach was music director of the church (Kapellmeister) from 1723… Continue lendo Bach: Mass in B minor | Thomanerchor and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 | Daniel Barenboim & the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (complete symphony)

In Beethoven's music the divine peaks are never reached inasmuch as Man is a god in it; but a god who suffers and rejoices all too humanly. Deprived of heavenly aspirations and intuitions, human tragedy is his divine condition. As the human assumes the proportions of the divine, the transcendent plays an extremely reduced role… Continue lendo Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 | Daniel Barenboim & the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (complete symphony)

VALENTIN SILVESTROV: Ukrainian composer takes a stand against totalitarianism and violence

Valentin Silvestrov (*1937), one of Ukraine’s most important composers, is known for his quiet tones – both in chamber music and in works for larger orchestras. Silvestrov is a master of inwardness. His compositions are both sensual and thoughtful, and they speak a universal language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYoauPJil70 On the night of March 8-9, 2022, Silvestrov fled… Continue lendo VALENTIN SILVESTROV: Ukrainian composer takes a stand against totalitarianism and violence

A World Without Beethoven? | Music Documentary with Sarah Willis

"What would the world be like without Beethoven?" That’s the provocative question posed by this music documentary from Deutsche Welle. To answer it, the film explores how Ludwig van Beethoven's innovations continue to have an impact far beyond the boundaries of classical music, 250 years after his birth. What would be missing from jazz or… Continue lendo A World Without Beethoven? | Music Documentary with Sarah Willis

Daniel Barenboim & the Staatskapelle Berlin – Beethoven’s Eroica & Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

Beethoven’s Eroica as a symbol against the war in Ukraine: Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Staatsopernchor perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished Symphony”) and Mykhailo Verbytsky’s Ukrainian national anthem at the Concert for Peace. The proceeds of the concert will go to humanitarian aid projects… Continue lendo Daniel Barenboim & the Staatskapelle Berlin – Beethoven’s Eroica & Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

Hans Zimmer & Ukrainian musicians on tour | Music Report

Film music for peace: On March 11, 2022, Hans Zimmer went on tour across Europe with a large orchestra, performing music from his most popular films as well as more recent compositions. Ten musicians from the Odessa National Opera, who managed to flee to Germany from the war in Ukraine, are taking part. Originally, the… Continue lendo Hans Zimmer & Ukrainian musicians on tour | Music Report