Peter Sellars’s production of Ligeti’s <i>Le Grand Macabre</i> is being live-streamed on the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall today.
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Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1977)
Simon Rattle, Peter Sellars, Berlin Philharmonic
February 22nd 2017
Initially, the prospect of my favourite opera of all time and current object of scrutiny being performed by such a fantastic orchestra had me very excited, but my enthusiasm has already waned substantially. 360 more words
performed by the Berlin Philharmonic under Rafael Kubelik
Yeah, a symphony that isn’t his ninth. And it’s superb, Dvorak at his finest.
Dvorak could be one of those composers who’s been cursed by his own success from a few very specific pieces, one of which we’ll be talking about later in the week (you know). 1,354 more words
I read the news this year, oh boy…
And so the Year of Death and Brexit and #MAGA comes to a merciful end. Yes, it was a horrific year for unity and truth and famous people staying alive. 579 more words
There are a series of these master classes on YouTube, with members of the Berlin Philharmonic helping younger players in key orchestral excerpts. This one concentrating on the first few bars of Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel,” and the famous and tricky horn solo therein, is particularly interesting because it shows the meticulous attention to detail that great orchestral musicians bring to the parts they play. 29 more words