Julius Röntgen: piano concerto n.2

Julius Röntgen: piano concerto n.2

“Not the famous one”: this is how Julius Röntgen used to introduce himself, referring to his famous uncle, the inventor of the X-ray. Born and raised in Leipzig in 1855, his father was Dutch; Julius lived in the Netherlands from 1878 onwards and is...
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Symphony in E minor

Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Symphony in E minor

Mieczyslaw Karlowicz was a polish composer and conductor. He died very young, at the age of 33, and, unfortunately, most of his music got lost during World War II. However, what’s left testifies the stature of this musician, perfectly comfortable between Chopin...
The baton: a conductor’s tool

The baton: a conductor’s tool

 Many refer to the baton as the conductor’s instrument (mistakingly so, the conductor’s instrument is, in fact, the orchestra): it is, for sure, the cheapest tool available to a musician; it’s basically the same for everyone, with few changes, like...

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