28 January 2014

A tribute to Maestro Abbado

Teotro alla Scala: empty hall, open doors, and in the air the Beethoven’s funeral march. This is how Milan said goodbye to Claudio Abbado yesterday. Video from RAI news.

24 January 2014

Vaccai on Classicaonline

Review by Bruno Belli. “Even today his Practical Method of Italian Chamber Singing in fifteen lessons with an appendix, published in London during his stay between 1830 and 1833, is one of the most important educational processes for students learning the art of opera” and pupil Girolamo Alessandro Biaggi also said – “The song of Vaccai was, as described by ancient greek philosophers, a delight of the soul. A singer of rare and great ability, Vaccai was a teacher from a special branch of musicians to which few belong, and as Rossini said, he was unique.

 

23 January 2014

Box Set Hoffmann – Giuliani

Would you like to know more about our January releases? Find the track titles, performers and more information at this link.

21 January 2014

YouTube channel

Have you had a look at our YouTube channel recently? Our videos are always being updated! https://www.youtube.com/user/ConcertoClassics

20 January 2014

26th June 1933 – 20 January 2014

The history of orchestral conducting and musical interpretation. A tribute to the brilliant Maestro Claudio Abbado.

17 January 2014

A little preview of big news

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, – that is all Ye know on Earth, and all ye need to know. — John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn.

14 January 2014

Podcast from Piazza Verdi

Did you miss the recording from Piazza Verdi – RAI Radio 3 in December, where Marco Sollini and mezzo soprano Monica Carletti presented the our Nicola Vaccai CD? Well, here’s the podcast!

10 January 2014

Pianostreet.com and Roberto Plano

Have you heard of pianostreet.com (a dedicated blog that gets around 5500 visitors everyday)? Amongst the most read articles of 2013 you can find an interview with Roberto Piano, in which he tells of his extraordinary discovery of Mozart’s cadence and Andrea Luchesi. Here it is for you…

08 January 2014

Opening 2014

We open our musical year with a set containing the key works of Giovanni Francesco Giuliani and Johann Hoffman. 4 divertimenti and 6 quartets which centre around the violin and mandolin. More details at the following link.