This book is in German, which may make it of limited interest to people who are not sufficiently familiar with the language.
The 17th Bienal of Contemporary Brazilian Music [XVII Bienal de M˙sica Brasileira Contempor‚nea] began on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007 at the Sala Cecilia Meireles, Rio’s leading concert hall, with a lengthy program divided between six orchestral works, entrusted to the National Symphony Orchestra of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, based in Niteroi, RJ and three works for percussion, interpreted by the Dynamo Percussion Quartet.
When performances remain in the aural memory of the audience long after the final wave of applause, the event merits attention.
I recently made a special trip to Hamburg with one real goal in mind: to hear one of my most favorite young singers, bass Kyle Ketelsen in the Staatsoper’s new production of “Tales of Hoffmann.”
The two short films about the composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), The Early Years and Maturity & Silence comprise a video biography of Finnish artist.