Category Archives: Classical Music
Ástor Pantaleón Piazzolla (March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango composer and bandoneónplayer. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.
The Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, also known as the Estaciones Porteñas or The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, are a set of four tango compositions written by Ástor Piazzolla, which were originally conceived and ……
When a young 22 year old Schubert composed this quintet in 1819, labelled “The Trout”, little did he know it wouldn’t be published until 1829, a year after his death, nor that it would become a historic reference of chamber music.
The piece receives its name “The Trout” because the fourth movement is a set of ……
Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz is commonly referred to as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century. Born in Kiev in 1903, he received early musical instruction from his mother, a pianist herself, before joining the Kiev Conservatory. He would soon start touring an impoverished Soviet Union, where he would often be paid with bread, ……
Yo-Yo Ma’s masterful interpretation of Saint Saens The Swan form the Carnival of the Animals as an encore in Tokyo… Continue reading
Watch a 3 year old truly gifted kid conduct Beethoven’s 5th Symphony to the tune of a von Karajan recording.… Continue reading
A surprise for train riders. Copenhagen’s Philharmonic orchestra performs Ravel’s Bolero as a startled crowd gathers astonished at the beauty of the music.… Continue reading
Johannes Sebastian Bach’s 1747 Canon 1 à 2 depicted in a single musical sequence to be played front to back and back to front!… Continue reading
Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow. 1986. Encore, Schumman’s Traumerei.… Continue reading
n 1980, a young Serbian pianist, Ivo Pogorelic amazed the world with astonishing performances at the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, allegedly the most influential piano contest in the world. His energy, technique and expression tantalized the audience.… Continue reading