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Antoine Reicha & The Piano (I): Practical Examples

On May 28th 1836, at the cemetery Père-Lachaise in Paris, the now lifeless and musicless body of the Knight of the Legion of Honour and member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France was given burial: Antoine Reicha. The following year, a group of colleagues from the Conservatory of [...]

(Español) Azahar Ensemble: por Turina con respeto, cariño y admiración

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H.E. Huda Ibrahim Alkhamis: A Cultural Dialogue from the Music of the Heart

For most people the name of H.E. Huda Ibrahim Alkhamis may not mean anything at all. And it may be a good thing her name does not really ring a bell to you, because her work as a philanthropist should go unnoticed. It is others —specially young people— this incredible woman helps to [...]

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
Label:Onyx

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