This section will be sparsely populated. I want you to read my posts! 😆 But every now and then I find first class resources on the internet, a few pearls among a lot of rubbish. They deserve to be linked to this most exciting blog of mine.
Ludwig van Beethoven – The New York Times spoke in 1994 with the US pianist Alfred Brendel about the Beethoven sound.
Boulez – The French newspaper Le Monde wrote an excellent portrait of the French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez, who passed away on January 5, 2016.
Classical music, the future of – The Guardian interviews Luxembourg pianist and composer Francesco Tristano on Bach, politics and the future of classical music. This guy has a message.
Concert etiquette – The US based music critic Tim Mangan wrote a lovely piece about concert etiquette.
Creativity and copyrights – The US pioneer on creating virtual realities gave WIPO an fascinating interview on the dangers of big data, big content, creativity and intellectual property.
Historically informed performance – The online magazine Bachtrack featured an interesting and comprehensive analysis of this approach.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt – The Boston Globe described the legacy of the Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, co-founder of the Baroque ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien.
Fanny Mendelssohn – The Guardian published an interesting piece on Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn and her Easter Sonata, a wirk long forgotten and wrongly attributed to her brother Felix.
Weltschmerz – The Guardian has published a stimulating piece on Weltschmerz, a keyword for Romantic composers.