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Sally Beamish: String Quartet No 2 (2000)

I’d like to be at The Proms tonight to hear The Singing by British composer Sally Beamish – an accordion concerto from 1996 (it replaces at the last minute the Violin Concerto due to performer illness, I assume that of soloist Anthony Marwood). 182 more words


Tomas Drevikovsky Discusses Imogen Cooper's Repertoire

Chamber music lover and Musica Viva volunteer, Tomas Drevikovsky, discusses the repertoire English pianist, Imogen Cooper, will perform on her upcoming Australian tour. Most of the repertoire focuses on the extrodinary musical and emotional kinship between Clara and Robert Schumann and their friend and protégé Johannes Brahms – and in particular on Clara, another ground-breaking female pianist. 59 more words

Musica Viva Australia

Been listening to: V.S. Narasimhan's String Temple albums

I came across V.S. Narasimhan a month ago or so whilst perusing videos of Indian classical music on YouTube.  He and his ensemble stuck out immediately due to their instrumentation, consisting of a the traditional, European string quartet of two violins, one viola, and one cello.  488 more words

John McLaughlin

Mendelssohn - String Quartet No. 6

The Mendelssohn fangirl is back!

One of my favourite string quartets of all time is, unsurprisingly, the String Quartet No. 6 by Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn composed it after the death of his sister Fanny and not too long before his own death, with a way of expression that is more violent and outwardly intense than usual. 133 more words

Classical Music

Commandment No. 11: Thou shalt obey the metronome.

SPA students Melissa Jean, Rasheed Abiose, Alexandria Sloan Harper and Joseph French practicing with the metronome, courtesy of Catalyst Quartet violinist Karla Donehew Perez.

Henry on Violin - Fantastic String Quartet Version

헨리 (Henry) on Violin – Fantastic (String Quartet …: http://youtu.be/m7pcHPi7Dzc

This is just so beautiful! I am in love with hus violin playing even more and those playing with him are so amazing! 15 more words


Welcome to SPA Oberlin 2014!!!

We are super excited to announce that our Sphinx Performance Academy 2014 is well underway! Our students and Resident Faculty arrived at Oberlin College on Sunday. 90 more words