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21. October 2016   |   Comments Closed

Tandem of freedom and spontaneity

Michael Wollny and Vincent Peirani (photo: ACT, Joerg Steinmetz)

Michael Wollny and Vincent Peirani (photo: ACT, Joerg Steinmetz)

If you like soul, you know Motown. If you like jazz, you know Blue Note. These two record labels became household names thanks to the influence they had on the industry. Now if you’re looking for a contemporary equivalent, chances are you’ll land on ACT. More

12. April 2016   |   No Comments

A fly on the classroom wall

Masterclass with Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake in 2011 (photo: S. Grébille)

Masterclass with Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake in 2011 (photo: S. Grébille)

«Masterclass»: we can’t decide whether the word sounds classy or pompous. At least, its meaning is quite clear: it refers to a class given by an expert to highly talented students, a meeting of music masters if you will. Imagine what any of us could learn if we could attend those classes – not as experts (obviously), just as flies on the walls. We could get insights and tips from the greatest musicians, see how their minds work, how they approach a piece. How fascinating would that be? More

12. April 2016   |   No Comments

A fly on the classroom wall

Masterclass with Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake in 2011 (photo: S. Grébille)

Masterclass with Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake in 2011 (photo: S. Grébille)

«Masterclass»: we can’t decide whether the word sounds classy or pompous. At least, its meaning is quite clear: it refers to a class given by an expert to highly talented students, a meeting of music masters if you will. Imagine what any of us could learn if we could attend those classes – not as experts (obviously), just as flies on the walls. We could get insights and tips from the greatest musicians, see how their minds work, how they approach a piece. How fascinating would that be? More

26. January 2016   |   No Comments

Entre vous et Jean-François Zygel

Jean-François Zygel (photo: Alfonso Salgueiro)

photo: Alfonso Salgueiro

Jean-François Zygel est inclassable. On soulève un coin du voile sur un de ses talents et on en découvre un autre. Il a une verve si particulière qu’on se réjouit de vous faire lire ici sa description de l’improvisation.

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15. January 2016   |   No Comments

Ein seltener Beruf

Piano Steinway (photo: James Chan-A-Sue)

photo: James Chan-A-Sue

Georges Ammann betreut als Klaviertechniker Steinway-Flügel in der ganzen Welt und stattet auch jenen in der Philharmonie Luxembourg regelmäßig einen Besuch ab. Mit der Pianistin Mitsuko Uchida verbindet ihn eine langjährige Zusammenarbeit, für die er auch schon einmal um den Erdball fliegt. More

11. January 2016   |   No Comments

«Wie Nebel und Nebelhorn zugleich»

Wolfgang Rihm (credit: Universal Edition / Eric-Marinitsch)

Wolfgang Rihm (credit: Universal Edition / Eric-Marinitsch)

Nächtliche Gedanken zum Hornkonzert: Wolfgang Rihm antwortet auf drei Fragen von Bernhard Günther More

11. January 2016   |   No Comments

«Wie Nebel und Nebelhorn zugleich»

Wolfgang Rihm (credit: Universal Edition / Eric-Marinitsch)

Wolfgang Rihm (credit: Universal Edition / Eric-Marinitsch)

Nächtliche Gedanken zum Hornkonzert: Wolfgang Rihm antwortet auf drei Fragen von Bernhard Günther More

7. December 2015   |   No Comments

Anderszewski, voyageur intranquille

Piotr Anderszewski (photo: Robert Workman)

Piotr Anderszewski (photo: Robert Workman)

Depuis de nombreuses années, la Philharmonie s’efforce d’enrichir vos expériences de concert par des événements «Backstage». Il ne s’agit pas d’aller, de manière littérale, dans les coulisses – même si des visites techniques sont parfois proposées – mais de permettre à vous, auditeurs, spectateurs, de mieux appréhender ce que vous allez entendre ou d’approfondir la compréhension de ce que vous venez d’écouter. More

24. November 2015   |   No Comments

Guest post: a review of Sokolov’s recital

Grigory Sokolov on 15.01.2015 (photo: Sébastien Grébille)

Grigory Sokolov on 15.01.2015 (photo: Sébastien Grébille)

Who says the audience at classical music concerts isn’t getting any younger? The University of Luxembourg is full of students eager to take part in the country’s cultural life and we are always more than happy to welcome them. Some of these students have even volunteered to contribute posts to this blog! So here is Shunichi Hashikawa’s review of Grigory Sokolov’s recital that took place on Sunday Nov. 15th. More

4. November 2015   |   No Comments

Let the piano fall

Destroyed grand piano

photo: Jeramey Jannene via Flickr

On Saturday 28 November the SWR Sinfornieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and Nicolas Hodges will perform Simon Steen-Andersen’s Piano Concerto. Just another piano concerto? Not quite. The starting point of this one is… the sound and video recording of a grand piano falling onto a concrete floor from a height of 7 meters. More

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