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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The Transformative Power of Classical Music

The Transformative Power of Classical Music
Posted by on Oct 10, 2014

 

In the Ted.com lecture “The Transformative Power of Classical Music”, Benjamin Zander helps us all realize our untapped love for classical music. Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

In this moving video, a Ted.com lecture, “The Transformative Power of Classical Music” Zander helps us all realize our untapped love for classical music.








Emmy Award winning film composer Christophe Beck: Mentors

Emmy Award winning film composer Christophe Beck: Mentors
Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

Emmy Award winning film composer Christophe Beck discusses his mentors








Singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane: Parents

Singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane: Parents
Posted by on Aug 1, 2014

Singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane talks about the inspiration of his musical parents, famous father pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane