Composers > Inspiration > Charles-Marie Widor beyond the Organ
by Georg Predota | February 26th, 2017

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Charles-Marie Widor’s 10 organ symphonies, inspired by the magnificent Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint-Sulpice in Paris revolutionized the art of organ playing and composition in France. However, the composer also left behind a substantial number of meticulously crafted compositions for a [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Classical Music Moments in Movies I
by Georg Predota | February 26th, 2017

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The combination of music and imagery—as we have known since antiquity—is one of the most powerful psychological agents acting directly on human emotions. And ever since sound was first coupled with images at the turn of the 20th century, classical [...] more >>

Blog > Electrifying Versatility: Nicolai Gedda (1925-2017)
by Georg Predota | February 25th, 2017

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Nicolai Gedda (1925-2017) was one of the most versatile lyrical tenors of the 20th century. He was rightfully called the “poet among lyric tenors,” and Luciano Pavarotti suggested “there is no tenor with a greater ease in the upper register [...] more >>