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András Schiff: why my Goldberg Variations do a dance with the devil

András Schiff: why my Goldberg Variations do a dance with the devil | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

He is due to perform JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Proms, but is András Schiff playing the wrong instrument in the wrong hall to the wrong audience? Here he argues against his most infernal critic.


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Joyce DiDonato im Interview: „Da müssen sich die Leute anschnallen beim Hören“ | concerti.de

Joyce DiDonato im Interview: „Da müssen sich die Leute anschnallen beim Hören“ | concerti.de | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Die Mezzosopranistin Joyce DiDonato über ihren langen Weg auf die bedeutenden Bühnen und ihre neuesten Belcanto-Entdeckungen.

 


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Jonas Kaufmann: the world's greatest tenor - Telegraph

Jonas Kaufmann: the world's greatest tenor - Telegraph | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
He is fluent in four languages, with an unparalleled vocal range and the instincts of an actor. Meet opera superstar Jonas Kaufmann

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Jonas' Verdi Album was one of Classical Ear's picks of the year for 2013. Read more here.

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Facing the music: Lars Vogt - The Guardian

Facing the music: Lars Vogt - The Guardian | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
He loves Bach’s St John Passion, loathes Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies and has a soft spot for Abba – the pianist who performs on the opening night of this year’s Proms tells us about his musical passions...

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Nicola Benedetti: 'I've been given a great gift in my life' - Telegraph

Nicola Benedetti: 'I've been given a great gift in my life' - Telegraph | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Her talent as a violinist is undisputed, but Benedetti made her way to the top thanks to a ferocious work ethic, and a passion for classical music that she wants a whole new generation to share

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Xian Zhang, conductor: A Woman to Settle All Scores

Xian Zhang, conductor: A Woman to Settle All Scores | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

"The woman who wants to do this must be a lot better than the males doing the same kind of job, really to be very, very good, to be able to compete and survive. In a way, that’s really not fair. We’re doing the same thing, but we must give more and be better prepared to be accepted. That makes it harder, more intimidating, and there are already very few women who are doing this."


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