#vlogtober 30th, Astounding eight year old conducts Liszt’s ‘Les Préludes’

Friday 30th October '15

Edward Yudenich, one of the youngest conductors in the world, conducts the Student Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Music, Pashkent, Uzbekistan. Edward became proficient in violin in one year and learned orchestral conducting in only …

# Vlogtober 28th, ‘Eine Alpensinfonie’ Anniversary

Wednesday 28th October '15

100 years ago, on 28 October 1915, Eine Alpensinfonie by Richard Strauss was premiered in Berlin by the Dresden Hofkapelle, conducted by the composer. The critics didn't particularly like it, some even called it 'cinema music.'Strauss's love of nature …

#vlogtober 22nd, Classical Music Quiz

Thursday 22nd October '15

How quickly can you recognise/ name these famous pieces of classical music?Listen to the video and test yourself!

#vlogtober 21st, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Wednesday 21st October '15

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a concert tour featuring music from Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda video game series. It brings Zelda fans and symphony goers alike an entirely new, exciting multimedia …

#vlogtober 20th, Wagner and King Ludwig II

Tuesday 20th October '15

150 years ago, on 20 October 1865, Cosima von Bülow (wife of Richard Wagner) allegedly went to the Bavarian treasury in Munich to collect 40,000 florins owed to her husband by King Ludwig. Officials had no …

#vlogtober 19th, A Lesser Known Castrato

Monday 19th October '15

Farinelli is perhaps the most well known castrato singer and the new West- End production of Farinelli and the King brings his story back to life for the stage.Between the 17th and early 20th centuries, many …

#vlogtober 15th, Madrid Piano Project

Thursday 15th October '15

Yesterday in Madrid, eight pianos were placed in different spots about the city for everyone to play.The initiative was taken in connection with a concert by Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko at the Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, …

#vlogtober 14th, Sergei Dogadin

Wednesday 14th October '15

Russian violinist Sergei Dogadin was awarded first prize at the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover.The competition is named after the violinist and composer Joseph Joachim who was royal concertmaster in Hannover from 1852-1867. …

#vlogtober 13th, page-turning can be challenging

Tuesday 13th October '15

 At a concert at the Sendesaal in Bremen, Anna Reszniak catches falling pages of music during a performance by violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt.

#vlogtober 12th #quartweeting composers

Monday 12th October '15

Composers are being challenged to compose a work out of 140 notes or less as a sort of pun on twitter.Professionals are finding it difficult to compose such condensed compositions, although it has been revealed …

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