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  • 14.08.2017 - Le très bel hommage de Kate Lindsey et Baptiste Trotignon à Kurt Weill

  • C'est un très beau disque, paru en cette fin de printemps, et consacré à la musique de Kurt Weill par la mezzo américaine Kate Lindsey avec un accompagnateur inhabituel, venu du jazz, le pianiste Baptiste Trotignon. Cela s'appelle "Thousand of miles", référence à un air tiré de "Lost in the stars" ("Perdue dans les étoiles"): "How many miles to the heart of a child? Thousand of miles, thousand of miles"...

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  • 14.08.2017 - Thomas Hampson: Der Ton macht das Gefühl

  • Der SZ Kultursalon hat sich diesmal den leiseren Seiten gewidmet: der Kunst des Liedes und der Frage nach den wahren und den falschen Göttern des Klassikbetriebes. Der Bariton Thomas Hampson hat sie in der Glyptothek beantwortet.   Wenn Leute nach einer Metapher für etwas besonders Eindrucksvolles suchen, sagen sie gern, es sei “ganz große Oper”. Dabei liegen die einprägsamsten Momente der Festspiele oft in den leiseren Tönen...

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  • 13.08.2017 - Anna Netrebko's Aïda debut at Salzburg Festival

  • In a sold-out performance at the Salzburg Festival, Anna Netrebko made her highly anticipated role debut as AIDA on August 6. The new production by Shirin Neshat also features tenor Francesco Meli as Radamès, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Amneris, and Riccardo Muti on the podium conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. AIDA comes in a long lineup of recent and upcoming role debuts for the soprano. The New York...

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  • 11.08.2017 - "Les jongleries de Rolando Villazón" on France Musique

  • On Saturdays in August, audiences can listen to a new radio series on France Musique: “Les jongleries de Rolando Villazón.” On the program, Rolando will explore a theme through the lens of memory and anecdote, integrating the stories of writers, musicians, and artists. Listeners can tune in to the first episode on Saturday, August 5 at 5:00PM CET | 11:00AM ET | 8:00AM PT.

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  • 10.08.2017 - Pumeza Matshikiza: Sopranen fra slummen

  • Det er endelig lykkedes, at få Pumeza Matshikiza til Musikkens Hus i forbindelse med Aalborg Operafestival. Nogle gange er et talent så stærkt og ustoppeligt, at det kan splintre slummets grå beton, mens det vokser igennem det. Det er den blot 38-årige operasanger Pumeza Matshikiza et levende bevis for. Hun er af Xhosa-folket, født under apartheid og vokset op i forskellige townships uden for Cape Town. Nu synger hun for konger og...

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  • 08.08.2017 - Ildar Abdrazakov: International Elena Obraztsova Music Academy

  • "Today the International Elena Obraztsova Music Academy is celebrating its second anniversary. It is still a great honor for me to be its Artistic Director. And what is really very dear to my heart – it was Elena Obraztsova’s personal desire that I would have become the Artistic Director. She was the person who in many ways influenced my attitude to life and work we do. Having a great musical talent and intuition Elena Vasiliyevna clearly understood that one...

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