Don Giovanni, staged by Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis, premiered at the Salzburg Festival 2021 on 26 July. Mozart and Da Ponte’s drama giocoso opened the festival’s opera programme. The recording of the production, performed by the musicAeterna orchestra and choir, Davide Luciano, Mika Kares, Nadezhda Pavlova, and other soloists, is available from 10 August […]
Happy Easter to all who are celebrating it today. As our musical gift, we would like to share with you a video of the choirs musicAeterna and musicAeterna byzantina performing at Feodorovsky Cathedral.
Rex Tremendae by Alexey Retinsky for voice, piano, cello, electric guitar and percussion. In this work, the resident of Dom Radio reinterprets the requiem: in contrast to the austerely lapidary compositions by Mozart and Verdi, addressed to God on behalf of all mankind, he builds an intimate monologue of the soul. Retinsky works with a […]
Teodor Currentzis: “This is a project that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time […] to make opera when there is plenty of time to make exactly the music I want to; to only care about the true essence of the piece and not about how to make it hectically in three days. So, we […]
October 25, 1893 (old style) was the day Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died. On this memorial day, we are sharing with you a recording of a music piece which sounds particularly touching given the occasion. Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937) has written a cycle titled “October 25, 1893 (In Memory of P.I. Tchaikovsky)”. The cycle […]
The best violinist of the 18th century who had served the Salzburg archbishop 100 years before Mozart; the greatest composer of the pre-Bach era (according to P. Hindemith); creator of the “Rosary” for violin, the Salzburg mass for 53 voices and an array of sacred and worldly music pieces which showcased his masterful technique, energetic […]