Harold Farberman, adieu Maestro!

Harold Farberman, adieu Maestro!

It took me quite a bit of time to write this post: I learnt of Maestro Farberman passing before it became public knowledge but I was pleased to see it got some decent coverage on the internet. Maestro Farberman could be a dividing personality and quite naturally the...
Bagatella for cello and piano [audio]

Bagatella for cello and piano [audio]

Bagatella by Gianmaria Griglio | for cello and piano https://www.gianmariagriglio.it/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/bagatella.mp3 This piece is rather old: I wrote it in 2007 in a quiet and relaxed spring afternoon. You know, when it’s around 22 degrees, sunny, with...
Jean Sibelius: Hymn to the Earth

Jean Sibelius: Hymn to the Earth

Jordens sång, Hymn to the Earth, Op. 95. A gorgeous cantata for mixed choir and orchestra by Jean Sibelius.  Enjoy Paavo Jârvi with the Ellerhein Girls’ Choir, the Estonian National Male Choir and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. ← Prev: Henri...
Henri Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time.

Henri Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time.

Written in 1997 The Shadows of Time is a somber meditation on loss. The trigger to the composition was ticked off in 1995, on the half-century anniversary of the end of WWII and the discovery of the deportation by the Nazis to concentration camps of an entire...
Anton Rubinstein: cello concerto n.2

Anton Rubinstein: cello concerto n.2

Anton Rubinstein, founder of the St.Petersburg conservatory, is mostly remembered as a pianist and educator (Tchaikowsky was one of his students). He was, also, a prolific composer: the cello concerto n.2 was written in the summer of 1874, while taking a break from...

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