My new blog “Too Much Beethoven” explores variety of works and composers that unjustly left behind or neglected.
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Carl Nielsen - Symphony no. 1
I have decided to devote part of this blog to the discovery of classical music repertoire that was left somewhat behind and does not receive the high rating as Beethoven 7th Symphony for example. Works by masters, well-known as well as less well-known who I find unique and interesting to share.
I believe that classical music world as we know it today is extremely limited in its openness to new repertoire. many treasures have been composed over the years, waiting to be rediscovered and fully appreciated.
Carl Nielsen’s first symphony is the first piece I would like to include here:
A spirited youthful work of Denmark’s most important composer.
The most recent comes from Innsbruck – a wonderful production of “The Adventures of Pinocchio” done by the TENM Ensemble , conducted by Hansjörg Sofka.
ciné-concert - Film concert
I am very excited about the upcoming ciné-concert of the Butterfly Effect Ensemble. Recently, the ensamble embarked on a new project: live music for silent films – ciné-concerts. The ciné-concert will take place in Tel Aviv on 26/12/2010 (see under events.) For additional information (in Hebrew), click here.
Today, before a rehearsal in Leipzig, I rushed from the main train station directly to the Thomas Church Leipzig, where J.S Bach has worked for the last 27 years of his life. This is one of the most amazing and scared moments for every composer I think, being in this place where holy, spiritual milestones of musical creation were composed or performed.
The spirit of the master is still there.
music for The Adventures of Pinocchio
I am very excited about the upcoming premiere of “The Adventures of Pinocchio” at the Frankfurt Oper. Amazing cast and extraordinary musicians bring the notes to live on the first time on 19/9/2010, for two performances.The Hindemith Woodwind Quintet
Roglit Ishay, piano
Michaela Ehinger, Marian Funk and Michael Kamp, actors
Yuval Zorn, conductor
Animation by Gil Alkabetz
I am very excited about the upcoming premiere of “Symphony of Horrors”, that will take place on 1 September 2010 in Jerusalem.
Music created by:
Butterfly Effect Ensemble
Stephen Horenstein, woodwinds
Jeffery Kowalsky, percussion
Lior Navok, piano
rediscovering the music of composer William Schuman
It is always exciting to revisit a work catalog of a composer or any other artist and rediscover its greatness. American composer William Schuman was born in August 4, 1910. The next season will mark the William Schuman Centennial Celebration. His music, mainly orchestral or for large forces, represents so well the American spirit of its time, development, vast landscape, forward going motion and wide space to lean on. A very unique voice to be explored further.
Butterfly Effect Ensemble works these days on a new and exciting project. The Ensemble will play a live-composition music score to the 1922 silent film Nosferatu. The common modern manner of composing music for the film, is to create a sound track which is then synced into the film. But with Live-Composition, where the score is created on the spot, one can only rely on certain milestones, scenes and events that occur along the film. Performance schedule is coming soon!