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#12 • 16.06.2016
The present and future of artificial intelligence in composition.
#161 • 09.04.2020
After 19 years of sexual harassment allegations, Dan Welcher has been fired.
#118 • 30.08.2018
On leadership and performance.
#01 • 18.01.2016
The soprano explores her character Ophelia, in Hans Abrahamsen’s “let me tell you,” through song.
Video of the Week
Celebrate the birth date of Johann Sebastian Bach on Early Music Day!
On 21 March, Early Music Day goes fully digital for the 9th edition of this global, collaborative event where anyone can submit a live or recorded concert, or simply enjoy the thread of projects shared by artists, concert halls and ensembles from across the world. This year’s ambassador is the versatile keyboard player Olga Pashchenko: “I am honoured to contribute to this platform by promoting the importance of early Music, making all different colours of period instruments more audible and visible and encouraging to breathe life into restoration just as early music breathes life into us with its restorative power.” Watch Olga Paschenko’s interview on the place of Bach in her life as an historic keyboards performer! More on www.earlymusicday.eu
Audio of the Week
Enter the world of Krzysztof Penderecki
Although we are still in mourning for Krzysztof Penderecki, the output of Poland’s greatest composer other than Chopin has not for a moment ceased to resonate with music makers, and theater and film artists alike. On the anniversary of the maestro’s birthday, which falls on November 23, we will unveil three new pieces by Polish composers, written as tributes to Krzysztof Penderecki.
Collection: Brian Ferneyhough at 75
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Coventry-born composer Brian Ferneyhough, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has invited the pioneering Arditti Quartet to perform his music in the heart of the Midlands. Also featuring Oliver Janes on clarinet and the conductor Emilio Pomarico, a concert on December Sunday, December 9 at 4 p.m. will present works by Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Charlotte Bray and Michael Wolters.
Kampela on Ferneyhough’s “La terre est un homme” and other strange, beautiful music.
“When you follow Ferneyhough, well, you are going to be alone with your music.”
Stream of the Day
International Telekom Beethoven Competition
The 8th International Telekom Beethoven Competition will conclude with the orchestra finale at the Telekom Forum Bonn. Together with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the three finalists will interpret one of Beethoven’s piano concertos under the direction of General Music Director Dirk Kaftan. Which piano concertos will be heard, however, will be decided shortly before the finale: all participating pianists will prepare two piano concertos. But which work is interpreted by which finalist is decided by lot…
The Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn, for young pianists, pursues two central objectives: It is primarily dedicated to promoting young talent and contributes to keeping Ludwig van Beethoven’s great legacy alive and active in his hometown of Bonn.