Petra Somlai

Petra Somlai was born in Hungary where she graduated in conducting and piano performance at the Béla Bartok Conservatory (Budapest) and completed…

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Johanna Malangré

Interview with 2019 MAWOMA (for MusicAnd Women MAestra) Conducting Competition winner German conductor Johanna Malangr All Photo Credits: Hara Vlachou Q: How…

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Eroticous and Eros

The need for art and beauty is an indirect need for sexual ecstasy. Friedrich Nietzsche Eroticism, death and eros are the aspects that ensure the continuity of human life. To each their own…

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Maria Szymanowska

It is necessary to perceive great composers not as an isolated point of view, but as part of a bigger picture. This perspective doesn't make them any less valuable,…

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Dignity of the Beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was empty, without landforms; was covered with vast darkness. The spirit of God was hovering above the waters. God said "Let there be light"...

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Listen, Listen and Feel Good.

When I was a kid, when I wasn't even going to school yet, there was such a mess at home in the evenings. As far as I can remember, I want to pass it on to you. My mother plays a cassette in her hand…

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What Will Art Do for Us?

Those who read Marcel Proust's book Les plaisirs et les Jours (Pleasures and Days), published in 1896, will remember. Proust uses the following sentence in his book: ''...

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Boulez's Mallarmé

After the Second World War, when the leading names of dodecaphonic music died not with their works and thoughts, but only with their bodies, the new generation...

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Beethoven with anecdotes

I'm sure you've heard a lot of nonsense about me being a nuisance, capricious, and impudent person whose music is to be avoided, but whose music is enjoyable. This…

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Webern in the Footsteps of Goethe

The artist tries to prove that he is in this world, even if he isolates himself from the world. It is the intention to tell; the purpose of being understood. Single…

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Understanding the Artwork

"Now ! Find 'something' that affects you and will be the beginning of your present life.” We can only achieve what is artistically true through feeling. To create…

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Chopin Influenced by the Romantic Period

Romance, which means escaping from the realities of life, taking refuge in the world of dreams and emotions in many different languages, started to show its effect in the years 1800-1850 and spread to the Western world.

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John Field and Nocturn

Today, John Field is known as the man who "composed the nocturnes before Chopin", very few of his compositions were taught and almost completely removed from concert programs.

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Pastoral Symphony Nature

French anthropologist and ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss thinks that music and myths have a common structure; while music represents the sound aspect of language, myths…

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Western Music and the Baroque Period

Baroque Period (Girl with a Pearl Earring- Vermeer,1665) The girl with a pearl earring, Dutch name Meisje met de parel.. It is one of the masterpieces of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and…

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Prokofiev: Nevsky Cantata

1. ON ARISTOTELES AND PLATO'S CONCEPTIONS OF ART 1.1 Plato's views on art Plato's dedication to philosophy was after meeting Socrates. To philosophy…

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Beethoven: The Execution of Op.14

Before and After Towards the end of the 19th century, thanks to entrepreneurs such as Edison, sound recordings became available, facts about the performances of famous pianists and…

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Petra Somlai

Born in Hungary, Petra Somlai is a graduate of the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. His area of ​​interest is early music and of course the period…

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Liszt: Symphonic Poems

After listening to the violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini in 1831, Franz Liszt decided to become a virtuoso on his instrument. In 1832; as the pinnacle of romantic piano music…

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Turkish Movement and Its Effect on Mozart

Turquerie movement and history, which are the factors of the fusion of the two cultures, will be examined together. Since the movement is a product of historical events and developments, historical analysis is prominent.

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The Sound of Colors Debussy

“I have the freedom to draw flowers and call them flowers without having to tell a story” Pierre-Auguste Renoir started in France in the 19th century and soon…

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Johanna Malangré

Interview with German chef Johanna Malangré, winner of the 2019 MAWOMA (Women Chefs Competition). Photos: Hara Vlachou Q: How did you choose a classical music career?…

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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto 2

Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff; He was born on April 2, 1873 in Novgorod, Russia, into a family of musicians. At the age of 10, St. Petersburg Conservatory, at the age of 12…

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God's Voice to the People: Music

One of the first communication tools that human beings started to use with their self-discovery was their voice. Music, which is thought to be a gift from the gods to people, was famous for the period like Pythagoras.

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Mozart and the Wonder Boys

“A cat walked in while he was playing for me, and the boy jumped up from the harpsichord. It wasn't easy to persuade him to sit back down” Daines…

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Poverty of Beethoven

'My permanently depressing situation, however, demands that I write just now whatever brings me enough money for my immediate needs. What sad…

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Amy Fay: Meeting the Wiecks

For me, the subject is a little different because I have listened to this piece three times by Clara Schumann. Miss Wieck's performance did not please me at all. 1869-1875…

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