L’opéra, un travail constamment inachevé

Cet article est disponible en anglais et en allemand ci-dessous. If someone is asked today, which operas of Antonio Salieri he or she knows, most of them will not come up with an answer, which is not surprising. The operas of Salieri had already started vanishing from stage even before the composer’s death in 1825 and are hardly shown today. […]

octobre 18th, 2016|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Compositeurs classiques, manuscrits de musique et correspondance

Cet article est disponible en anglais et en allemand ci-dessous. Notation can be seen as the foundation of the creative output in classical music. Music autographs, manuscripts and sketches manage to give an insight into the composer’s mind and a glimpse to his way of thinking. […]

octobre 4th, 2016|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments

Gustav Mahler et l’opéra de la cour viennoise

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. The Vienna Court Opera was the carefully planned highlight of Gustav Mahler’s career as a conductor. On the 11th of May, 1897 he debuted initially as a chapelmaster with Richard Wagner’s « Lohengrin » (with Hermann Winkelmann as Lohengrin and Louise Ehrenstein as Elsa). Half a year later, on the 8th of October, he became the director of the Vienna Court Opera and held this position until 1907. […]

La production en masse d’opéras

Cet article est disponible en anglais et en allemand ci-dessous. Around 170 dramatic secular and 40 dramatic sacred works – this is the amount of compositions that Antonio Draghi created throughout a period of 30 years. He is said to have written around 6 operas per year on average – with a creative peak of 11 operas in 1685 alone. […]

Découvrez Elfrīda Pakule, le rossignol letton

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Historical sound recordings are treasures that, since the end of 19th century, inform us about musical life, about performers and about musical interpretation. We would like to tell you about one of the great 20th century Latvian opera voices, a coloratura soprano, whose recording legacy is a powerful witness to her remarkable voice. […]

L’opéra baroque Il pomo d’oro

Cet article est uniquement disponible en anglais. Ostentatious festivities with fireworks, theatre, ballet and opera performances, flashy decorations, banquets and the ceremonial entrance of honoured guests–particularly on occasion of important events–were commonly used during the baroque era to display wealth and enhance the prestige of an emperor. […]

octobre 28th, 2014|Actualités, Musique|0 Comments