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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 [...]

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).

Herbert von Karajan

Profile: Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan (born Heribert, Ritter von Karajan; 5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor. The Karajans were of Greek-Macedonian or Aromanian ancestry. His great-great-grandfather, Georg Karajan, was born in Kozani, a town in the then Ottoman province of Rumelia (present West Macedonia in today’s Greece), leaving for [...]

Birgit Nilsson

Profile: Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson (born Märta Birgit Svensson; 17 May 1918 – 25 December 2005) was a celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano who specialized in operatic and symphonic works. Her voice was noted for its overwhelming force, bountiful reserves of power and the gleaming brilliance and clarity in the upper register. She was born on a farm at [...]

Actors

Actors (Index)

An actor (alternatively actress for a female) is a person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity. The ancient Greek word for an “actor,” ὑποκριτής (hypokrites), means literally “one who interprets”; in this sense, an actor is one who interprets a dramatic character. [...]

Evi Chioti

Profile: Evi Chioti

Evi Chioti, soprano coloratoura, was born in Athens (Greece). She has studied classical singing with Nina Kaloutsa and she received the classical singing Diploma. In addition, she has studied violin, theoretical lessons and classic dance. She has taken part in classical singing seminars with: Dimitris Tiliakos, Michael Chance, Anastasios Strikos, Jeannette Pilou, Peter Svensson.

Music

Music: Singers (Index)

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music (Arias, Recitatives, Songs, etc.) that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done [...]

Franz Schubert

Profile: Franz Peter Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. In a short lifespan of less than 32 years, Schubert was a prolific composer, writing some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous “Unfinished Symphony”), liturgical music, operas, some incidental music and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. Appreciation [...]

New Age - Composer

New-Age Music: Composers (Index)

A composer (Latin com+ponere, literally “one who puts together”) is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance, or through direct manipulation of sonic material as electroacoustic music. The level of distinction between composers and other musicians varies, which affects issues such as copyright and the deference [...]

Arturo Toscanini

Profile: Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his photographic memory. He was at various times the music director of La [...]

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