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432Hz – Traditional vs natural tuning

432Hz tuning has been abandoned some 60 years ago. But why has 440Hz been favored?

Henri Dutilleux

The proptotype of the anti-avant-garde, Dutilleux draws from the French tradition of Debussy and Ravel to build his personal language

ARTax – music rEvolution

After almost 3 years, ARTax, a new company based in The Hague, NL, has finally become a reality

From Pickwick to picnic

Pickwick was a great program from RAI TV. Last December the same RAI TV humiliated the RAI Orchestra in an unprecedented way.

The Tempest – Shakespeare and Johnson

The Tempest – Shakespeare and Johnson

The Tempest saw a strict collaboration between Shakespeare and musician Robert Johnson which gave birth to something unique, getting very close to Opera

Henri Dutilleux

Henri Dutilleux

The proptotype of the anti-avant-garde, Dutilleux draws from the French tradition of Debussy and Ravel to build his personal language

Latin flavours

Latin flavours

I’m writing this post listening to a great recording of Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic playing...

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On singers’ size

On singers’ size

Dear music critics of the London Times, I have read quite a few of your opera critiques: more often than not, they...

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Gumption ‘n Rose

Gumption ‘n Rose

Rose Beuret, long life companion of Rodin, was not initially part of the plan. After all the opera already had two...

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The annoying kid

The annoying kid

I recently experienced something that seems to be quite common in today’s concert halls: the annoying kid that will...

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Math and music

Math and music

As I’ve mentioned in this post, I do believe that from the point of view of providing a 360 education, people from the...

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