Mikhail Pochekin: Six Sonatas & Partitas by J. S. Bach BWV 1001-1006 – Live Concert!

Next Sunday May 26th 2019 at 7:00 pm, the Russian-Spanish violinist Mikhail Pochekin and former student at the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid will offer a recital at Ateneo de Madrid to present and celebrate his acclaimed double CD “J.S. Bach – 6 Sonatas & Partitas for violin solo [...]

(Español) Arturo Reverter: “Siempre aprendes algo aunque no te des cuenta”

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Andrea Casarrubios, The Wayfarer Of The Strings and The World

Andrea Casarrubios, cellist, pianist and composer.

I get up on a Sunday morning as usual. I go out for an early breakfast with my father, a ritual that these days I can only do at the weekends. It has been a while since I last had a look at the classical music new [...]

Trio VibrArt: Vibrant Art, Epiphany & Catharsis

Madrid. Café Comercial, 05/12/2018. Trio VibrArt: Miguel Colom (violin), Fernando Arias (cello) y Juan Pérez Floristán (piano). Works of Franz Schubert, Trio No, 2 in E flat major, D929; Dmitri Shostakovich, Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67.

By definition, it is impossible to grasp what is ungraspable. And that is [...]

Great Music & Performers I Recommend (II)

“Six sonatas & partitas for violin solo” by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Mikhail Pochekin. Label Solo Musica.

“America”, works for piano solo by George Gershwin and Astor Piazzola performed by Claudio Constatini. Label Ibs Classical.

Works for cello and piano by Chopin, [...]

George Santayana, Persons And Places

I am writing these lines while I am listening to Musica Ficta perform the Requiem by Tomas Luis de Victoria. I chose this music for practical reasons. Victoria was born in the province of Avila. He was a catholic priest and arguably the greatest Spanish composer of all times; he spent part of [...]

Great Music & Performers I Recommend (I)

Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (piano) / Composer: Marc-André Hamelin
Label: Hyperion

Performer: Pablo Ferrández (cello) / Composers: Dvořák & Schumann

Performers: Los hermanos Pochekin(viola, violin) / Composers: Mozart, Haydn, Glière, Prokofiev
Sello: Melodiya

(Español) Oviedo y una noche blanca de oro y estrellas

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In Memoriam Sebastian Beck

When Sebastian Beck was on his way towards Charlesbath with his prince Leopold in order to play along with other musicians, he did not know that, hardly a month later, on his return home at Cothenfort, his wife Barbara would lay dead and buried at age 36. The news hit him suddenly as [...]

On Discoveries, Chances & Curiosity

It is often said that a great deal of discoveries are made just by chance, but it is equally said that chance does not exist. Either by chance or causality, the thing is that a couple of days ago, I came across the music of a composer I had never heard of. There [...]