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Why play along with their system… when we can just make our own?

There’s a growing rankle in musical circles. Across the board, dissatisfaction is being voiced with what we term the ‘traditional classical music industry’. From schools and conservatoires, to international competitions, the recording industry, and much more, musicians are finding voice to express their disappointment at an industry that has largely failed to acclimatise to an …

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Concert les Vepres de Noel / Anna Brikciusova – violoncelle et Irena Kosikova – orgue

Invitation au CONCERT LES VÊPRES DE NOËL Vous êtes cordialement invités au Concert les Vêpres de Noël. Le concert aura lieu dimanche le 23 décembre 2018 à 16:00, à l’église Sainte-Marie de Mirande ( Mirande, 32300, Gers, Occitanie, France ). Lectures de la fête de la nativité.   La violoncelliste Anna BRIKCIUSOVA et l’organiste Irena …

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Comment on the SONATE FOR BARITONE SAXOPHONE AND PIANO

The Sonata by GUSTAVO BRITOS ZUNÍN is composed in a single movement in three parts, which the central is calm and reflective and the first and third are fast and bright. The whole sonata is very lyric and expressive. I still remember the email conversations with the composer some weeks before the premiere when we …

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Your First Album – an Interview with John Anderson

In today’s podcast, Bernhard Kerres speaks with John Anderson, the Founder and General Manager of Odradek Records (www.odradek-records.com). What makes Odradek so special? It is a non-for-profit label co-investing in albums together with its artists. And the project selection works anonymously via peer review. John speaks in this podcast about why he would work with …

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Music is Emotional

The French Ensemble Ouranos has published a delightful teaser for their upcoming album. The short video features Györgi Ligeti’s Bagatelle No. 1 and shows, how delightful music can be. It is an example of spreading classical music to wider audiences. Enjoy – and share!