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Archive for July, 2013

Antonio Banderas

Profile: Antonio Banderas

José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born 10 August 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood movies, especially in the 1990s, including Assassins, Evita, Interview with the [...]

Mythology - Greece

Mythology: Amalthea

Depending on the version of the myth one reads, Amalthea (Greek: Amalteia; meaning abundance, generosity) was either a goat, or a nymph, or even both. Whichever the case may be, the role played by her was largely the same as she was the one who raised him and kept him safe, hidden in a cave [...]

Dimitri Mitropoulos

Profile: Dimitri Mitropoulos

Dimitri Mitropoulos (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος) (Athens 1 March [O.S. 18 February] 1896 – Milan 2 November 1960), was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer. He received international fame both as a major conductor and composer of the 20th century. Also known as Dimitris Mitropoulos. Mitropoulos was noted as a champion of modern music, such as that by [...]

Classical - music - Violin

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto, Op. 77

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 is a violin concerto in three movements composed by Johannes Brahms in 1878 and dedicated to his friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim. It is Brahms’s only violin concerto, and, according to Joachim, one of the four great German violin concerti. It follows the standard concerto form, with three [...]

Orchestral Classical Music

Ludwig van Beethoven: Aria “Ah! perfido”, Op. 65 (Lyrics)

Concert Aria “Ah perfido!”, Op. 65, is a Scene for Soprano and Orchestra and one of the secular vocal works of famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), written in 1796. The wonderful lyrics that surround it is a text by Italian poet and librettist Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi Metastasio (1698-1782).

Russian Cuisine

Cooking Recipe: Pirozhki (Russian Cuisine)

Pirozhki (plural form of pirozhok, Russian: пирожок, пирожки, which means a little pirog), sometimes transliterated as pyrizhky (plural from Ukrainian: пиріжок), is a generic word for individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings. Pirozhok (Russian: пирожок, singular) is the diminutive form of the Russian cognate pirog (Russian: пирог), which refers to [...]

Musicology

Meaning in music vs Meaning in language (Part 3)

In the previous articles we arrived to the conclusion that meaning has to be assigned to sound so that the sound would be capable of communicating a message. It is our human need to assign meaning, since we strive to grasp the universe in its complexity. Art, may as well be nothing more or less [...]

Classical - music

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9, D. 944

The Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, known as the Great (published in 1840 as “Symphony No. 7 in C Major”, listed as No. 8 in the Neue Schubert-Ausgabe), is the final symphony completed by Franz Schubert. Originally called The Great C major to distinguish it from his Symphony No. 6, the Little [...]

Orchestra - Music

Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”, Op. 95

The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95, B. 178 (Czech: Symfonie č. 9 e moll „Z nového světa“), popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. [...]

Trio Italiano - Sognando Aranjuez

Concerto de Aranjuez with Saxophone and Accordion

The Concerto de Aranjuez is a composition for classical guitar and orchestra by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. Written in 1939, it is far and away Rodrigo’s best-known work, and its success established his reputation as one of the most significant Spanish composers of the twentieth century. The Italian music group “Trio Italiano” creates an [...]

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