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The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed British cellist, Mr Steven Isserlis at this year’s Kronberg Academy 'Chamber Music Connects the World' Festival, in Germany | In a VC-exclusive blog, Steven discusses his personal assertion why chamber music should never be treated as ‘just a hobby’

As Schumann’s posthumous popularity has grown, so have the misconceptions about his life.

NPR's Erick Frederick Jensen offers 5 things you may not know about the German master whose work we’re exploring throughout May and early June. www.laphil.com/schumann

Lo stabilisce uno studio dell’Università dell’Arizona, condividere esperienze musicali insieme ai propri figli aiuta molto a costruire un buon rapporto, specialmente durante l’adolescenza.
La ricerca, realizzata da Sandi D. Wallace e Jake Harwood, constata che i ragazzi che ricordano di aver ascoltato musica, frequentato concerti o anche suonato insieme ai genitori fra il loro ottavo e sedicesimo anno di età hanno oggi una percezione più positiv...

Tchaikovsky and Brahms may have shared a birthday, but that was about it.

http://slippedisc.com/2018/05/110-women-composers-and-their-music/

La loro eleganza e il loro suono hanno ispirato maestri della chitarra del calibro di B.B. King, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny e Chet Atkins, e le loro caratteristiche buche ad effe le hanno rese un’icona irresistibile per i musicisti di ogni epoca. Sono le chitarre Arch-Top, le protagoniste di una delle mostre storiche ospitate dall’Acoustic Guitar Village a Cremona Musica 2018, durante i giorni della fiera, fra il 28 e il 30 settembre.
L’esposizione, ...

VC MASTERCLASS | Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through the ‘Andante’ and ‘Allegro’ from Bach’s ‘Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor’ – with 19-year-old violinist I-hao Cheng from Taiwan

Wondering what David Usher has been up to?

He's been experimenting with songwriting and artificial intelligence.

Paavo Järvi invites you to the Digital Concert Hall for an evening of Sibelius and Shostakovich, live online at 8pm Berlin time → https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/concert/51194?a=facebook&c=true

VC MASTERCLASS | Recorded live at the 2018 @Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through Franz Waxman’s ‘Carmen Fantasy’ – with 18-year-old violinist Zachary Brandon from the United States

[The first-ever Tchaikovsky Competition]
60 years ago (April 1958), American pianist Van Cliburn won the First prize of the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition with Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1!

In this excerpt, Van Cliburn goes back to Moscow at the beginning of the 60s with a series of concerts featuring Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto: http://bit.ly/Cliburn_Moscow

When their train was delayed, these cellists chose to play Shostakovich...

Grazie al suo originale metodo di selezione, il Gilmore incorona vincitori superiori per individualità e creatività.
Di Stuart Isacoff, pubblicato sul Wall Street Journal del 18 aprile 2018
 
Al momento del lancio dell’ultima edizione del Gilmore Keyboard Festival (a Kalamazoo, in Michigan, il 25 aprile), Dan Gustin, che ne è stato direttore negli ultimi 18 anni e che ha portato avanti un premio molto originale – 300.000 dollari di premio conf...

Jusque-là l'Orchestre de Paris était une entité indépendante.

This week we celebrate both Khachaturian and Tchaikovsky's birthdays. To mark the occasion, we have compiled a list of six of the best lesser-known works by Soviet composers.