If you like ice skating and classical music, this article is for you!
If you are a fan of Richard Wagner’s music and you’d like to participate somehow in the celebrations for his 200 year anniversary, you don’t necessarily have to visit Bayreuth.
This three-movement masterpiece sits alongside Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 as the most demanding of all Romantic concertos. It’s also one of the most electrifying.
Feel the scope and energy of that movement as performed by the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under the conduction of Roger Norrington and with the intriguing visual commentary of an animation called Orchestra.
Grigory Sokolov has been for long one of the best kept secrets in the world of pianists! His teacher was Emil Gilels, and Sokolov was twelve years old when he started appearing in public in Leningrad. He was sixteen when he took part in the prestigious Moscow Tchaïkovski competition in 1966 and won first prize.
Christina Pluhar was born in 1965 in the austrian city of Graz . She is a musician and plays the harp, lute, and theorbo. She specialized in ancient and baroque music. Nowadays she lives in Paris where in the year 2000 she has created the mutinational musical group L’Arpeggiata, after a long career in orchestras.