Question: what do you call a smartphone that rings with a brand-new ring tone written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer?Answer: a smarterphone.
The cliche holds that no good deed goes unpunished. But for some music and dance students, a flash mob performance of the Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker seems to be bringing more love – not more punishment – at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital.
Imani Winds clarinetist mariam Adam says the group’s concert Sunday evening at the King Arts Complex will show the “exotic side” of the wind quintet.
“Amadeus” wasn’t the first dramatic work to take up the theme of Salieri’s envy of Mozart. Much earlier, Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart and Salieri, had explored the same territory.
For classical music as for the rest of us, laughter may well be the best medicine.
Even today, more than 200 years after Mozart’s death, his astonishing genius is still difficult to believe. Imagine encountering Mozart the boy wonder in a world that had never, well, seen a Mozart.
Composer and former New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Bassist Jon Deak, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick and other guests bring laughs at Otterbein University’s Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.
In September 2013, the American conductor Marin Alsop became the first woman ever to conduct the Last Night of the BBC Proms. Some might have thought that at that moment, women conductors had arrived. But Alsop’s Proms moment was only the beginning.
In the final scenes of Amadeus, Mozart dictates his Requiem Mass from his deathbed, however Mozart’s sister-in-law Sophie Heibel, tells a different story.