Itzhak Perlman Talks Violin Technique

Itzhak Perlman Talks Violin Technique
Posted by on Jan 8, 2015

Itzhak Perlman Talks Violin Technique is a collection of videos in which he discusses all things related to violin technique. Watch Itzhak Perlman’s Youtube Channel.








Classical Contemporary Composer Nico Muhly talks about his Juilliard Composition Teachers Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano

Classical Contemporary Composer Nico Muhly talks about his Juilliard Composition Teachers Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano
Posted by on Dec 15, 2014

Nico Muhly, classical contemporary composer has composed a wide scope of work for ensembles, soloists and organizations including the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, American Ballet Theater, American Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony, percussionist Colin Currie, countertenor Iestyn Davies, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, violinist Hilary Hahn, Gotham Chamber Opera, designer-illustrator Maira Kalman, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, Music-Theatre Group, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Paris Opéra Ballet, soprano Jessica Rivera, The Royal Ballet, Saint Thomas Church in New York City, Seattle Symphony, and artist Conrad Shawcross. http://nicomuhly.com/








“Vision” a portrait of Hildegard von Bingen

“Vision” a portrait of  Hildegard von Bingen
Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

“Vision” a portrait of Hildegard von Bingen is lushly shot in original medieval cloisters of the fairytale-like German countryside, Vision is the profoundly inspirational portrait of Hildegard von Bingen, a woman who has emerged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking and iconoclastic pioneer of faith, change and enlightenment. A visionary in every sense of the word, this famed 12th-century Benedictine nun was a Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, poet, naturalist, scientist, physician, herbalist and ecological activist. Reuniting with recurrent star Barbara Sukowa, New German Cinema auteur Margarethe von Trotta brings the story of this extraordinary figure to cinematic life. In a staggering performance, Sukowa portrays Hildegard’s fierce determination to expand the responsibilities of nuns within the order, even as she fends off outrage from some in the Church over the visions she claims to receive from God. She was truly a woman ahead of her time.

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Great pianist Martha Argerich Shares

Great pianist Martha Argerich  Shares
Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

Great pianist Martha Argerich is the last remaining pianist of legend. A wild child and a rebel at heart, this legendary Argentinean musician is surrounded by an aura of mystery: some find her too uncompromising, others generous and beautiful, yet to all she is without doubt incredibly talented. For the very first time on camera Martha Argerich shares with us her memories, confides in us her doubts, and transmits to us her incredible appetite for music making. Images of Argentina, rehearsals in the concert hall or at home, excerpts of recent concerts and archival clips complete this unique film on one of the most secretive and endearing artists of our time.

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Pianist Jonathan Biss:Beethoven’s Shadow

Pianist Jonathan Biss:Beethoven’s Shadow
Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

Pianist Jonathan Biss: Beethoven’s Shadow. This Kindle Single download takes you behind the scenes of performances of Beethoven’s works.

The American pianist Jonathan Biss is known to audiences throughout the world for his artistry, musical intelligence and deeply felt interpretations.

What is less known until now is that Jonathan Biss writes about music in a most compelling and engaging way. For anyone who has ever enjoyed a Beethoven concert or a Beethoven recording or one of the many films about Beethoven, this Kindle Single is an inspiring reading experience. For those of you who have heard Beethoven in concert or listened to a Beethoven recording, Jonathan Biss takes you behind the scenes of those performances. If your musical interests are much broader than Beethoven or if your interests focus on the creative process , this Single will fully engage you.

“On April 24th, 2007, Beethoven’s Sonata Opus 109 made me lose my mind.”

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They Came To Play

They Came To Play
Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

They Came To Play, a documentary about the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition, the process and the winners.

Sometimes, life comes between us and our dreams. And sometimes, we are fortunate enough to be reunited.

Multi-award winning THEY CAME TO PLAY focuses on the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs (hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation), which gathers together 75 of the world s best amateur pianists for one week of intense competition and camaraderie. Candid interviews offer a glimpse into the lives of the competitors, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. All have struggled to balance their music and their ordinary lives some overcoming extraordinary challenges and now, all hope to make years of dedication pay off in the performance of a lifetime.

Overflowing with the talent and enthusiasm of the competitors and with the sound of their spectacular music, THEY CAME TO PLAY reminds us all of the passion that burns within us.

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