Tag: orchestra

Universe of Sound

So. The Philharmonia Orchestra has this thing on at the Science Museum in London called Universe of Sound that uses HD video, a couple Microsoft Kinects and copies of orchestral parts to give people an idea of what it’s like…

Bacchanale

Saint-Saëns – Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila 1877 | Gustavo Dudamel et les Berliners #partyonwayne

Alla marcia

Sibelius – Alla marcia from Karelia Suite Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Charles Mackerras

Les Biches

Poulenc – Les Biches 1923 | Conductor: Georges Prêtre

Is music above politics? WikiLeaks says no.

The questions was sparked by the Proms protest incident a couple of weeks ago. The instant reaction from music lovers was that it was. Art should not be sullied by petty mortal squabbles etc. The contemporaneous release of unredacted WikiLeaks…

Thoughts on the Youtube Symphony Orchestra

Miss Mussel has a piece on the Culture Monster blog about the grand finale concert, the gist of which is: Like the final showcase after a week of band camp, when all the parents come to collect their children, Sunday’s…

The other, other Christmasy Oratorio

This year around Christmas I have the strange opportunity to sing all three of the major Christmas oratorios: Messiah, Weihnachts Oratorium and L’enfance du Christ and all in different cities at that. We are, of course, all familiar with Messiah…

Photographs Of The Age Of Enlightenment

Over the last month, the OAE has been sharing images from their 2010/11 promotional campaign on their excellent blog. For inspiration, Chris Harrison of Harrison & Co. turned to the lowly gaffer tape. The results, photographed by Eric Richmond, are…

Rowan For A Sunday

Rowan Atkinson during the 1981 Secret Policeman’s Ball. Why does Miss Mussel feel like she’s seen every single one of these moves at various concerts she’s attended? Except for maybe the air oboe. And then, of course, the Pathetique, Piano…