Music

On an equally green and sunny summer day 160 years ago, Gustav Mahler was born. Despite his family having no musical background, Mahler’s world was full of sounds and voices since early childhood, while his first impressions involved folk songs. Songs retained their place as one of the key genres in the great Austrian’s creative […]
The third of Mahler’s songs to be played on musicAeterna.org today was written in February 1892. Not even 32 at that point, Mahler had recently become head of Hamburg Opera and had definitely gained recognition as a conductor. Mahler the composer, on the other hand, had lived through the failed premiere of Symphony No.1 and was completely […]
The opera will be available for viewing from 4 p.m. on June 28 for 24 hours. Henry Purcell’s opera envisioned by Peter Sellars is a heart-wrenching story of the clash of love and duty amidst the colonial genocide. “The Indian Queen”, Purcell’s final unfinished semi-opera, was presented in 2013 by Peter Sellars at the Perm State […]
The film will be available from 2 p.m. on May 31, 2020. In 2020, the world was set to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. The Beethoven Festival in Bonn was supposed to be the highlight of the year for musicAeterna. There, under the batons of Teodor Currentzis and Giovanni Antonini, the ensemble would perform […]
Vladislav Pesin Anastasia Shapoval Merging styles, techniques and genres with courage and precision, Alfred Schnittke created his own unique and deeply philosophical music world. His works reflect not just all of the XXth century but also the legacy of the great artists of yore. Mozart was one of Schnittke’s favourite composers, and this adoration of […]
On May 18, 1911, Gustav Mahler passed away. He had lived for exactly 50 years. Before the premiere of his Symphony No.5 in 1904, Mahler wrote: “Oh, I wish I could play my symphonies 50 years after my death!”. Today, Mahler’s music is still with us: it grants us inspiration, consolation and the light of […]