COMPOSITION MAKING – through the eyes of a child

Diary of a composer by Matthias Kadar – video 3 – the opinion of “very” young students about the Cello Concert composition

Welcome to the new episode of Matthias’ diary about his composition making. Matthias Kadar is the author for Cicerone of a beautiful composition interactive course. He’s now writing a Cello Concerto and once again he offers to our readers a new perspective: this time he interviewed two of his youngest students, who were asked about their envision of how such a complex composition should sound. What could you expect? Uncertainty? Too easy thoughts? Childish ignorance or spontaneity? Continue reading COMPOSITION MAKING – through the eyes of a child

Originally posted 2017-06-16 20:09:46.

The Young European Strings School of Music

The Motto and Guiding ethos  of the Young European Strings School of Music (YES)

By Maria Kelemen

“When I grow up I want to be a musician”

The Young European Strings School YES offers twice weekly 30 minutes lessons to the beginner separating the theoretical part of the of the learning from the practical. Teaching music theory is based on the principles of teaching awareness of the “inner ear’s” function. Continue reading The Young European Strings School of Music

Originally posted 2017-06-08 16:30:55.

The Happy ending of TV Entertainment Era

Entertainment shows killed by the Internet ?

There are no more entertainment shows as we use to know them… Did this TV entertainment era die? And is it a misfortune, or just another sign of evolution? Let’s start considering how celebrations for New Year’s Eve have decreased, and how celebrations for birthdays, Saturday nights, Carnivals and all traditional feasts have definitely decreased as well, even children are less interested in celebrations anymore.

First of the reasons, as we all know, is that when we were children we used to wait for some important days to achieve something, as a gift, a toy, a book, so conceptually the big feasts were in general Continue reading The Happy ending of TV Entertainment Era

Originally posted 2017-02-16 15:44:33.

Ten-string classical guitar – a magic sound

New unexplored expression of sound  ten-string classical guitar (audio)

(Historia do Mar)

Marco Campos is a Brazilian musician and composer and plays a ten-string classical guitar. Apart from his concerts, he composes music for film theatre and ballet. His music, essentially structured on Brazilian rhythms, each year is reaching a greater international recognition. He has a very particular technique and sound, which contains a bit of samba, a bit of classical and a bit of Continue reading Ten-string classical guitar – a magic sound

Originally posted 2017-06-05 17:00:30.

The Most Baroque Stradivari Violin in the world

Setup and playing of a real baroque violin in modern age – (video)

Review of the Baroque Stradivari violin played by Miriam Fried

Last year I was the director in a recording session for iClassical Academy in Italy, to record violin lessons of the Bach solo pieces to be published on the web. The teacher was Professor Miriam Fried, she is a very renown violinist and professor in the States. She came with the instrument she used to play already for thirty years and maybe more, a  genuine baroque Stradivari violin built by the legendary Italian luthier in 1686.

In these pictures, Continue reading The Most Baroque Stradivari Violin in the world

Originally posted 2017-05-29 15:39:29.