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Alix is a former clarinetist, musicologist, and content marketing manager at medici.tv!
A journalist who attended his rehearsal asked him why he ended the programme with Parsifal since the music was more difficult for a broad audience than Tristan. He replied: "What can be done after redemption?"
"What does a conductor do, anyway?" Most classical musicians have likely fielded this question from well-meaning but perplexed family and friends. To help you flesh out your answer, we're pulling back the curtain and diving into a world many music lovers rarely get the opportunity to explore: the rehearsal.
Next week, we'll be celebrating Evgeny Svetlanov's birthday and streaming the last two rounds of the 4th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition. We're kicking off our special Svetlanov in the Spotlight series with a fun list of things you may not know about the legendary Russian conductor...
It's been a big few weeks for Placido Domingo. Last week, the superstar opera singer achieved a nearly superhuman feat by debuting his 150th role—triple the number most star singers rack up over the course of a career.
A central figure of the New York scene during much of the twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein led a truly fascinating life. A known charmer with a passion for entertaining, he was often the life of any party he attended. What better way to celebrate the magnetic maestro than a list of fun facts to whip out at your next dinner party?
On August 25th, the classical music community will be celebrating the centenary of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century: Leonard Bernstein! While you wait, why not see just how well you know the multi-talented maestro?
Many may think of opera as an old-fashioned art form, but it is certainly alive and well in the twenty-first century. The following four works may be recent additions to the repertoire, but they've already demonstrated their ability to engage audiences both with their captivating scores and their compelling,...
Making an event like the Verbier Festival available in real time worldwide is a big job. In addition to the performers and festival organizers, of course, there are a lot of people involved in the project that you might not necessarily think about. Let's head behind-the-scenes to see just...
One of our favorite things here at medici.tv is being able to follow artists and ensembles over the years. In our new series, Now and Then, we'll be dipping into our archives to pull out early performances from some of today's most beloved musicians to let you experience their...
Which symphony did Prokofiev write twice? Did he really write a piano concerto for just one hand—and if so, which hand? ✋ Take our quiz to find out! This weekend will be our last from this summer's edition of the Verbier Festival and the festival has pulled out all the...