Its creators, Teodor Currentzis and Romeo Castellucci, explain how they have brought to the stage the meanings and images of the music and (to a lesser extent) the libretto. Theatre historian and music critic Alexey Parin talks about the co-authors of the Salzburg premiere, including Currentzis’ previous work with the Mozart — Da Ponte trilogy […]
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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 […]
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On Gustav Mahler’s anniversary, we keep reading through the composer’s music diary.
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 […]
This concert season has had fewer performances than we had hoped, yet there is always some good news. Gramophone, one of the world’s leading music magazines, has revealed the nominees for Gramophone Classical Music Awards today. Those are ten orchestras from all around the world, ranging from the USA to Japan. Russia is presented by […]