Two days ago, Renaud Capuçon was backstage at the Verbier church for Leonidas Kavakos and Daniil Trifonov (a pianist with whom he player last year at the same period) ‘s concert. Here he is, in company of the festival’s founder and director, Martin Engstroem.
Tonight, he will play the Mendelssohn’s concerto, at the Salles des Combins, and live on medici.tv…
At the end of yesterday’s concert at the Verbier Festival, we have run to the backstage to congratulate Ekaterina Semenchuk and Yuri Temirkanov… who we found chatting with the former ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaya and the composer Rodion Shchedrin! These things only in Verbier…
- Go watch again yesterday’s concert, starring Yuri Temirkanov, Ekaterina Semenchuk and the piano prodigy Daniil Trifonov! Video available in replay on medici.tv.
We have spotted the conductor Kristjan Järvi during his rehearsal at the Salle des Combins yesterday.
Kristjan Järvi – © Tim Burgess / MUSEEC – medici.tv
- Watch Kristjan Järvi’s concert at the Verbier Festival in free replay on medici.tv.
Gramophone – the bible for music lovers – offers to access their archive free of charge… and it dates back to the 1920s!
There are over a thousand of digitised issues to discover on the website gramophone.co.uk. Meaning: a century of music as seen by the journalists who turned Gramophone into an iconic media…
More information on Gramophone‘s website.
Discover also the latest issue of Gramophone, dedicated to Herbert von Karajan, who died 25 years away from today.
To access, you’ll just have to give your names and email address. Kind of generous, isn’t it? Hurry up, it will last until Thursday at noon (GMT) only!
Every summer, medici.tv offers a selection of some of the best classical music festivals worldwide. First stop this year in Aix-en-Provence!
This year, the Aix-en-Provence presents two bold new productions:
Winterreise, Schubert’s famous Winter Journey sung by Matthias Goerne and accompanied by video creations by the South-African artist William Kentridge.
Trauernacht, a show produced by the British director Katie Mitchell on cantatas by Bach, conducted by Raphaël Pichon.
medici.tv broadcasts these two events live on July 15 (Winterreise) and 16 (Trauernacht). Enjoy your summer on medici.tv!
On the occasion of medici.tv’s live webcast of the OSESP concert of July 6, we’ve met with three of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo musicians and asked them a few questions about football and music…
As you might already know, medici.tv is broadcasting the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo’s concert of Sunday July 6, when they will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of Marin Alsop. While eyes around the globe remain glued on Brazil for the final rounds of soccer’s World Cup, we have asked three musicians from the OSESP their feelings about football.
Who we have met:
From left to right: EMMANUELE BALDINI – Italian – Spalla (Concertmaster), member of the orchestra since 2004 (photo © Marco Albert) – ANA VALÉRIA POLES – Brazilian – Solo Double Bass, member of the orchestra since 1988 – JOSÉ ANANIAS SOUZA LOPES – Brazilian – flute, member of the orchestra since the early 1990s.
1/ Do you like football?
Emmanuele Baldini: For me, a wine lover, it’s like the coca-cola.
Ana Valéria Poles: Yes, I like, however I don’t understand very much.
José Ananias Souza Lopes: Yes I like it very much.
2/ Do you happen to rehearse while watching the game on TV?
E. B.: I never watch tv.
A. V. P.: In our Orchestra this is not possible.
J. A. S. L.: Yes, when I am traveling and stay at hotel.
3/ If you had the choice, would you rather meet Beethoven or Neymar?
E. B.: Are you joking?
A. V. P.: You are kidding! (medici says: “ok, we were!”)
J. A. S. L.: Beethoven for sure.
5/ Are you proud of representing Brazil your own way during an event of such international fame?
E. B.: I am proud to represent Brazil playing in Osesp.
A. V. P.: Sure! Our football is very famous and the people, who comes to our country to World Cup can be introduce to Orchestra and our beautiful Concert Hall.
J. A. S. L.: Yes, I am very proud.
6/ Are you upset that some nights you are going to play while you could be at the stadium watching the game?
E. B.: Not at all.
A. V. P.: No, this is part of our job.
J. A. S. L.: No, I love to play. This is my life.
7/ What is the common point between classical music and football?
E. B.: Working together for a common goal.
A. V. P.: Our Job is a collective activity, just like football.
J. A. S. L.: You need to practice as much as you can to be good.
8/ Which classical piece could please the most to a football player?
E. B.: Anything played by André Rieu.
A. V. P.: There are many, for ex.: Beethoven – 9th.
J. A. S. L.: They don’t know any classical piece.
9/ Which team would you support if you were not Brazilian?
E. B.: I am not Brazilian. I am Italian and I could say that, of course, I will support both Italy and Brazil
A. V. P.: I would support Brazil, even if I wasn’t born in Brazil, because Brazilian Football is very beautiful.
J. A. S. L.: Peñarol of Montevideo, Uruguai.
- Many thanks to the OSESP for this interview, we hope you liked it!
- Watch their concert on Sunday 6 July at 5.30 pm Sao Paulo time (4.30 pm EST) live on medici.tv!