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Classical Sunday: Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner – Tristan und Isolde

This is the complete opera.  Surely you didn’t have anything else to do for the next 4 hours and 15 minutes but sit back, listen and enjoy? 49 more words

Homeschool

Calendario dei compositori - giorno 36

5 febbraio: Luigi Mancinelli (1848-1921) @OperaLibera

LUIGI MANCINELLI nasce a Orvieto il 5 febbraio 1848, ed è stato un direttore d’orchestra molto amato da Boito e stimatissimo da Verdi e Wagner. 1,542 more words

Music, Opera

Calendario dei compositori - giorno 20

20 gennaio: Ernest Chausson (1855-1899) @Jebulon @Bibliothèque nationale de France @wikimedia commons

AMÉDÉE-ERNEST CHAUSSON nasce il 20 gennaio 1855 a Parigi, precisamente in… rue Chausson! La famiglia d’impresari delle costruzioni era infatti spaventosamente ricca, possedeva vasti terreni nel 10° Arrondissement e aveva contribuito all’espansione di Parigi. 1,009 more words

Music, Opera

I never Mehta Mehta didn't like.

Someone on Twitter asked for soundtrack suggestions for writing a space opera; this is what I just sent her.  It’s the prelude for Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” (of course), with Zubin Mehta conducting the National Theatre Munich. 22 more words

Cantar de amor y muerte --

Daniel Barenboim en el Colón, 2018
<El miércoles 11 de julio a las 18:00 horas se dará comienzo al gran  acontecimiento musical, en la sala principal de nuestro primer coliseo, con el estreno de la ópera  3,440 more words

Happy 100th Birthday, Birgit Nilsson!

One hundred years ago today, Birgit Nilsson was born on a farm in rural Sweden. She would go on to become not only the greatest Wagnerian specialist to date, but in my opinion, one of the greatest artists in the last century.  855 more words

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