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Artists > Interviews > James Baillieu: Facilitating Greatness @ Verbier
by Ellen Wong Tso | September 14th, 2018

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“A glamorous pianist in an unglamorous role as an accompanist!” That was my first consuming thought when James Baillieu garnered a vast amount of attention in 2013, at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in Wales as the accompanist [...] more >>

In Tune > Society > China and Opera: Discovery and Sublimation
by Frank Xu | September 9th, 2018

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Before the harpsichord was introduced into China in 1601 by Matteo Ricci (1552-1610), during the Ming Dynasty, no Chinese had heard Western music. We could say that Matteo Ricci and his successors drew royal attention merely by using these Western [...] more >>

Artists > Behind the scenes > Filming Rachmaninov’s Études-Tableaux All Night
by Boris Giltburg | September 5th, 2018

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Boris Giltburg spent all night playing Rachmaninov for a very special film, revealed here! It’s the dead of night, probably around 3am. Outside, on the main street, cars are still whooshing by. Inside, it’s mostly dark, apart from two spotlights [...] more >>

Blog > Cello Concerto Overview: The Should Haves Part I
by Janet Horvath | September 1st, 2018

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My teacher János Starker used to say that cellist soloists have to be ready to play a greater number of concertos than our more brilliant sister, the violinist, who can play an entire season with four or perhaps five concerti [...] more >>

Events > Festivals > Festival Verdi

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Official Website Date: September 27 to October 21, 2018 Country: Italy