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CLASSICAL MUSIC IS ALIVE AND WELL!

CLASSICAL MUSIC IS ALIVE AND WELL!

As we launch the new FanFaire, we revisit the question that has confronted opera and classical music lovers in recent decades: Is classical music dying, and opera along with it? But in keeping with FanFaire‘s celebratory spirit, we would ask instead: Is classical music alive and well? More than a decade has passed since FanFaireContinue Reading

The Sounds of Venice: INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

The Sounds of Venice: INTERPRETI VENEZIANI

by Brenda Murphy       The Ensemble It’s hard to explain why the Interpreti Veneziani are so extraordinary, except to say that they’re a perfect marriage of virtuosic individual talent and intense ensemble cohesion. If the group had a conductor, it would not be so. As it is, anyone privileged to have heard themContinue Reading

MUSIC IS MUSIC

MUSIC IS MUSIC

An Interview with Violinist Nicola Granillo by Brenda Murphy     In addition to being a member of the Venice-based string ensemble Interpreti Veneziani, Italian violinist Nicola Granillo performs modern repertoire as well as tango and “zingarate” (gypsy music). This interview — on music, life, and being a violinist — took place on July 31,Continue Reading

NINETEEN BEST WAYS TO PLAY VIVALDI

NINETEEN BEST WAYS TO PLAY VIVALDI

by Brenda Murphy     Is there a best way to play the music of Vivaldi? Or baroque music in general? If so, what would that be?   Each of the well-known Italian ensembles specializing in the music of Vivaldi (such as i Musici Veneziani, Europa Galante, and I Solisti Veneti) has a signature performanceContinue Reading

ON THE MAKING OF MUSIC

ON THE MAKING OF MUSIC

A fresh point of view by Jan Dahlstedt Improvisation is indeed a high risk endeavour. Small wonder then that much of improvised music misses the mark, but when it does succeed it offers the listener a chance to participate in the joy of creation. As for classical music, the author claims that having abandoned improvisation,Continue Reading

MUSINGS OF A TRUMPET SCHIZOPHRENIC

MUSINGS OF A TRUMPET SCHIZOPHRENIC

By Dorothy Jaroschy I have always been of two minds about the trumpet. Ask me how I feel about the violin, and my response is swift and immediate. “I love it.” Apply the same query to the cello, the answer will be the same. The piano, even more. In fact, run through the entire complementContinue Reading

MOZART / DA PONTE TRILOGY 2012: DON GIOVANNI

MOZART / DA PONTE TRILOGY 2012: DON GIOVANNI

Photos courtesy: LA Philharmonic Symphony’s wunderkind is building a reputation as an opera conductor: “It’s important for symphony orchestras to perform opera, specifically Mozart”   Consider yourself lucky if you got yourself a ticket to Los Angeles’ most awaited “haute culture” event of the month, and possibly of all time. LA’s “Opera Month“ launched MayContinue Reading

LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN

The Metropolitan Opera production: Beyond superlative! Glorious artistry… a delightful opera that is ironically about a man on the edge of losing his soul.

SCIENCE & MUSIC @ NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTE

“There is no other place like this in the world.” – Dr. Gerald M. Edelman, Founder and Director of the Neurosciences Institute The words Dr. Edelman spoke at the Institute’s opening in 1995 ring as true today. The Institute is a very special place now as it was then – and in more ways thanContinue Reading

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