Tag Archives: classical music

Composer Michael Fine, Grammy Award winning producer

Interview with Grammy Award winning producer Fine about composing

We asked composer Michael Fine: when did you discover your vocation for composing:
“I began composing four years ago. Although the act of composition was prompted by my wife’s diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma and her suggestion that I do something ‘creative,’ it was also the logical next step after a lifetime love for music which began in early childhood listening to recordings with my grandfather, a half-century as a clarinetist, Continue reading Composer Michael Fine, Grammy Award winning producer

Cogito Ergo Music – a Question of Method in Classical Music

A reflection about classical music by Mattia Rondelli

Mattia Rondelli is a young  Italian conductor,  who had already many occasions to work on opera concerts, and he is passionate for the Italian composer Giuseppe Sarti. Being asked about the perspective of which classical music is something that no one would eliminate from his life (even for those who never listen to it), this is what he answered: Continue reading Cogito Ergo Music – a Question of Method in Classical Music

Understanding Generation Management in the Performing Arts

Exploring effects of Generation Management in Music and Art

By Irma de Jong

Today we have more different generations working in companies, conservatories,  universities and orchestras, than before. In fact, in the year 2020, we’ll have 5 different generations all together on the work floor. The differences are very much determined by the latest 20 years of developments in technology and digitalisation. Especially the internet has changed our society drastically. So how could generation management serve us? Continue reading Understanding Generation Management in the Performing Arts

E-LEARNING EVOLUTION – ULTIMATE METHODS

MUSIC E-Learning evolution, latest techniques, and ultimate systems and methods

Under the very renown word “E-learning” we can find several millions of articles, videos, blogs, vlogs, and many more modalities through which people communicate their knowledge to others. And the same happens for music e-learning in particular.  It’s a very logical consequence of the native attitude that people have to share. Continue reading E-LEARNING EVOLUTION – ULTIMATE METHODS

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

Pablo Casals’ Cello played by Amit Peled

“A great piece of art” Peled serenades with Historic Instrument of Pablo Casals (video)

By Irma de Jong

How the musician and the Pablo Casals cello came together

At a very young age, Amit fell in love with a girl that played the cello. He decided to impress her and started learning this instrument as well. His parents gave him a cassette tape of a famous cellist and with those beautiful sounds, he fell asleep every night, Continue reading Pablo Casals’ Cello played by Amit Peled

Klaus Heymann – The secret to successfully run music distribution

Klaus Heymann, the founder of Naxos Music, answered to our questions, about the analogue and digital eras of music recording and distribution

Music distribution, and therefore music consumption, was one of the fields which had to deal with changes; technology changed, consumption changed as well, and the new ages influenced the choices of both producers and musicians. Klaus Heymann went through all these changes keeping a successful trend no matter what technology or kind of market he had to face.  Mr Heymann accepted to answer some questions about past, present and future of music distribution, and here’s what he told us: Continue reading Klaus Heymann – The secret to successfully run music distribution

Stradivari Vesuvius try out by Shlomo Mintz

Backstage comparison between the Vesuvius and his own violin by Shlomo Mintz (video)

The Stradivari Vesuvius belongs to the latest period in which the legendary violin maker Antonio Stradivari still handcrafted his instruments. Yet, although he was already more than 80 years old, and his hands had no more the same precision that they used to have in his beautiful mature age, this violin keeps the qualities Continue reading Stradivari Vesuvius try out by Shlomo Mintz

iClassical Academy – high level of music instruction

Online Master Classes at a high level by iClassical Academy.

An online music academy that is poised to make an impact !

By Kenny Sahr

iClassical academy offers dozens of master classes recorded by some of the world’s most eminent classical musicians using state-of-the-art technologies. By connecting HD master class recordings to a mobile responsive website leveraging the newest in messaging and content sharing, iClassical Academy is attracting students from all over the world. Continue reading iClassical Academy – high level of music instruction

Astor Piazzolla inspired a contemporary violin composition

Astor Piazzolla inspired Federico Favali’s “Astor and me” (video)

Federico Favali accepted to give us some explanations about his connection with Astor Piazzolla. In fact, he composed a piece inspired from Piazzolla’s “Inverno Porteno“. In the video below, he talks about both the musical and Continue reading Astor Piazzolla inspired a contemporary violin composition