tonight at barbican we emerced ourselves in the restless music of Schuman and the melancholiness of Berlioz – the conductor sir John Eliot gardiner reminded us that beneath the soundingly tranquility and restlessness of Schuman lay his melancholiness and his mental instability of shifting quickly between extreme emotions – I loved the singing tonight in Berlioz’s Les nuits d’ete – the music unfolded different stages of sadness of Berlioz – there were beautiful moments in the lyrics – Berlioz imagined himself as the ghost of the 🌹 on her dress that walked with her – he imagined himself as the ghost of fragrance around her pillow – what beautiful imagination – I also loved how Berlioz described the distance between their hearts 💓 with “what plains, what towns and villages, what valleys and hills …” – going from the sweet love – to her death – to the sense of loneliness and distance – this piece ended in Berlioz’s annecdote of making believe that she’s still alive – he asked the dead girl : tell me, young lady, where would you like to go ? 151 more words
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(Andrews University, Michigan) We were privileged to attend the Senior Recital of our young friend, Monika Ansinn, at the Howard Performing Arts Center on a snowy Wednesday afternoon in the present season and thus got to hear Monika superbly perform the works assigned to her: Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Paul Hindemith, Suite for Trombone and Piano by Bennie Beach, Andante and Allegro by Joseph Edouard Barat, and a Fugue by Robert Schuman in which she was joined by her teacher Alan Mitchell and fellow student Tyler Ronto. 60 more words
performed by the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, or below by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy
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This is no abstract intellectual exercise but an expression of changing moods and emotions, generating excitement and ecstasy at the climactic points.