Edgar Moreau and Pierre-Yves Hodique, young performers go live
French Edgar Moreau and Pierre-Yves Hodique, whose ages add up to 46, are accustomed to medici.tv cameras. Wednesday, October 29th, watch them live from the auditorium du Louvre in a chamber music program dedicated to French music.
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Wednesday, October 29th at 8pm, Paris time
Edgar Moreau, cello
Pierre-Yves Hodique, piano
Auditorium du Louvre, Paris, France
Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Debussy
Andante espressivo, de La Tombelle
Sonata FP 143, Poulenc
Concert Sonata in E Major, Alkan
Live concert available for free replay, during 90 days.
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Tugan Sokhiev and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Anna Caterina Antonacci explores the feelings of love in Berlioz’ Summer Nights, a work specifically inspired by French Théophile Gautier’ poetry. Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, the orchestra will also perform the powerful and tragic orchestral suite by Britten from Peter Grimes, “Four Sea Interludes”, as well as Elgar’s majestic Symphonie N.1. Make sure not to miss this event!
More about Tugan Sokhiev and the ONCT on medici.tv:
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Friday, October 17th at 8pm (local time):
Tugan Sokhiev, conducting
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano
“Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, Britten
Symphonie N.1 in A flat, Elgar
This concert will be available for free replay during 90 days.
© Copyright: Anna Caterina Antonacci (© Benjamin Ealovega) and Tugan Sokhiev (© Denis Rouvre).
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Les passionnés de gastronomie et de musique classique en ont toujours rêvé, Michel Portos et Nathalie Krafft l’ont fait !
Associer vos deux passions est à présent possible grâce au livre Un Dîner en musique, dans lequel Michel Portos, chef doublement étoilé élu chef de l’année 2012 par le Gault et Millau propose dix menus (soit trente recettes) composés autour de dix grands compositeurs. De Bach à Dutilleux, en passant par Mozart, Beethoven et Verdi, la journaliste Nathalie Krafft, qui a été rédactrice en chef du Monde de la musique pendant quinze ans, nous livre des portraits inédits de compositeurs, dans un texte à la fois léger et érudit.
Ce bel ouvrage, illustré par les photographies élégantes de Michel Lefèbvre, est idéal pour connaître de nouvelles recettes et anecdotes croustillantes. C’est l’occasion rêvée d’enfin déguster la Truite de Schubert ou encore un tournedos Rossini et d’en faire profiter nos amis gastronomes et mélomanes.
Un Dîner en musique de Michel Portos et Nathalie Krafft, en librairie depuis le 2 octobre aux éditions Buchet Chastel.
With Kristjan Järvi and Orchestre National de France
Join us for the first ever live concert of famed Turkish pianist Fazil Say on medici.tv, a webcast to take place at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Both pianist and composer, the artist is a very strong symbol in Turkey and will perform two major works of the piano repertoire by Ravel and Saint-Saëns.
Learn more about Fazil Say on medici.tv:
- “Alla Turca”, a portrait of Fazil Say
- His Piano concerto “Silk Road“
Monday, October 6th at 8pm (Paris time)
Kristjan Järvi, conductor
Orchestre National de France
Fazil Say, piano
Variations on a theme by Corelli, Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto in G Major, Ravel
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Saint-Saëns
Snegurochka(Snow Maiden), Tchaïkovsky
This concerto will also be available for replay during 90 days, free-of-charge.
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Since the day I saw the episode of Steinfeld, I have not been able to listen to “Vesti la giubba” without laughing, although the clown cries under his mask…
The aria “Vesti la giubba” (literally “put on the costume”) refers to Diderot’s Paradox of Acting.
For those who, in the 1990s, watched the NBC series Steinfeld, this aria also refers to an hilarious episode during which the main characters have to go to the Metropolitan Opera of New York to see a performance of Pagliacci with Luciano Pavarotti (a great performer of Canio’s role).
Watch the trailer of the episode:
And just for fun, here is an explanation of why the characters of Italian opera sing:”
Warning: spoiler alert! If you still haven’t seen the end of The Godfather, Part III, I have two recommendations: watch it tonight (you should have seen it as a teenager!) and don’t read this post! However, if like me you’ve seen it ten times, go ahead, you’re gonna like this.
In the middle of our “Italian opera” week, we had no choice but to bring up one of the most symbolic operas of the end of the 19th century, and especially its performance in one of the most popular sagas of the big screen: The Godfather.
The cult scene that closes Francis Ford Coppola’s trilogy The Godfather, happens on the score of the intermezzo of Cavalleria Rusticana. It is with this opera that Michael Corleone’s son, Anthony, makes his debuts on the stage of the opera of Palermo, where his whole family gathered for the occasion. The killing ends on the accidental murder of sweet Mary Corleone (Sofia Coppola). Go ahead, don’t hold your tears in and take your tissues out:
The choice of Mascagni’s opera in The Godfather, Part III, is no coincidence. The action of Cavalleria rusticana takes place in Sicily, the native region of Cosa Nostra. Like in some of Pirandello’s works, honour plays a major role and leads to the murder of Turiddu, victim of Santuzza’s jealousy. It is a violent and realistic opera very much attached to the Sicilian roots (even though Pietro Mascagni was not from the island).
Since last Monday, 40 masterclasses of the prestigious Masterclass Media Foundation have been broadcast on medici.tv…
In concrete terms, it represents:
- 60 hours of videos
- Classes given by 18 world-renowned artists
- More than 60 students, some of whom already have achieved a great career (6 are already in the medici.tv catalogue)
- About 20 composers and more than 40 works that are studied, dissected, celebrated…
Masterclass Media Foundation: trailer
Here is a guide for the 40 new masterclasses:
As for the piano, Emanuel Ax gently teaches Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 2 and Boris Berman explains with great patience and teaching skills works by Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven. Joanna MacGregor gives advice with dynamism on Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus and Stephen Hough looks deeply into Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody. You can also watch three masterclasses of András Schiff who places emphasis on the melody of the piano in Bach’s, Beethoven’s and Schubert’s works, and three masterclasses of Stephen Kovacevich who presents works of composers he masters like nobody else: Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert.
Joanna MacGregor teaches Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus.
Maxim Vengerov is probably one of the violinists most involved in teaching their instrument. He appears in eight very dynamic and fascinating videos, in which he tackles with humor and images works by Bach, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel and Sarasate. Thanks to Boris Kuschnir, who teaches Mozart’s Concerto for Violin No. 4, we learn a lot about the consequences of violinists’ posture and the way they hold and handle the bow on the quality and the color of their interpretation. Finally, Zakhar Bron shows his passion for violin and his attention to details in two classes on works by Bach and Brahms, and Ana Chumachenco impresses us with her technique and her pedagogy with three concertos for violin by Mozart.
Maxim Vengerov teaches Ravel’s Tzigane.
As for the viola, we can watch virtuoso Yuri Bashmet, who, with calm, seriousness and objectivity, reveals the breadth of his knowledge of the instrument all through Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata in C Major.
Yuri Bashmet teaches Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata in C Major.
Cello is featured by three great dynamic and smiling musicians who know how to pass on the passion for their instrument to their students and to us, the audience. You can watch Rachel Podger’s, Steven Isserlis’ and Frans Helmerson’s masterclasses, in which they focus on works by Bach, Rachmaninov, Schumann, Dvorák, Mozart and Schubert.
Steven Isserlis teaches Rachmaninov’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor.
Hardenberger is the only representant of the trumpet in this collection of masterclasses. He teaches Buhuslav Martinu’s Sonatine for Trumpet and Piano, Hans Werner Henze’s Sonatina for Solo Trumpet and Georges Enesco’s Légende in front of the audience of the Royal Northern College of Music of Manchester.
Hakan Hardenberger teaches Martinu, Henze and Enesco.
If you wish to watch another kind of videos and discover more about the conducting of an orchestra, we recommend Bernard Haitink’s masterclass on Brahm’s Symphony No. 3 in F major, in which he gives great advice to six conductors on this very mysterious job and shows the breadth of his knowledge and experience. The masterclass given with enthusiasm and dynamism by Kurt Masur to four conductors is also very interesting and intertaining.
Similarly, Simon Carrington, the cofounder of the ensemble The King’s Singers, advises with precision and humor four choir masters who work on Haendel’s Messiah, and Hungarian Gábor Takács-Nagy teaches to two string quartets a work by Brahms and by Bartók.
Simon Carrington teaches Haendel’s Messiah.
As you understood, this collection of masterclasses offers a very varied selection of videos intended to an audience of experts and of amateurs, which allows to discover in a more intimate way world-renowned artists and to penetrate the mysteries of great composers and their works.
Click here to have look at the list of all the masterclasses on medici.tv!
“Cenerentola vien qua, Cenerentola va là…”
Tonight at 8pm (GMT+1) medici.tv takes you to Belgium, in Liège, to the live webcast of Rossini’s burlesque and melancholic opera-buffa, La Cenerentola.
The enchanting setting is the work of Cécile Roussat and Julien Lubeck.
On stage Marianna Pizzolato performs Angela, alongside Bruno de Simone (Don Magnifico) and Dmitri Korchak (Don Ramiro), while Paolo Arrivabeni conducts the Orchestra of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie.
La Cenerentola, Rossini
Thursday, September 25 at 8pm (GMT+1)
Marianna Pizzolato: Angelina / Cenerentola
Bruno de Simone: Don Magnifico
Dmitri Korchak: Don Ramiro
Enrico Marabelli: Dandini
Laurent Kubla: Alidoro
Sarah Defrise: Clorinda
Julie Bailly: Tisbe
Orchestra of Opéra Royal de Wallonie
Chorus of Opéra Royal de Wallonie
Paolo Arrivabeni: musical direction
Marcel Seminara: chorus director
© Copyright: Jacques Croisier