Friday, April 19, 2019

Editor's Pick

Top 5: Choral Music for Easter

There's nothing like egg-cellent choral music to get that egg-static Easter feeling. We've been on an Easter egg hunt and think our Top 5 are unbeatable... 💖s

We’re thrilled for Lisette Oropesa, who yesterday won the prestigious 2019 Richard Tucker Award. Here’s Lisette being charming in a delightful school scene from Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.

She’ll be featured at the Richard Tucker Opera Gala at Carnegie Hall later this year, but why not listen to last year’s concert whilst you wait?

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How to stage a controversy: Carl Nielsen’s Aladdin

Carl Nielsen’s Aladdin score is astonishingly evocative and shamelessly theatrical. But it's not just the music that made a lot of noise at the 1919 premiere...

#Nielsen2019: Young Talent meets Carl Nielsen

The Carl Nielsen International Competition springboards young artists to international success. After all, Nielsen was once a young artist too…

More things to listen for

first edition Debussy Prelude to the afternoon of a faun

🎧 One Thing to Listen for in Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

The opening flute solo. In just four measures, Debussy sets the tone for the sensual dream-like atmosphere that characterizes the whole piece.

🎧 One Thing to Listen for in Bizet’s Carmen

The habanera. Bizet blends a lilting Cuban rhythm, a "borrowed" Spanish melody, and a heavy dose of chromaticism into one of opera's most recognizable hits.

🎧 One Thing to Listen for in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2

The piano 🎹 It may seem obvious to listen to the piano in a piano concerto, but if we look closer, there's a bit more to it than that...

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