Sort by:

Mozart - Preussische Quartette

Mozart's Prussian Quartets are not as Prussian as the title suggests. Despite assumptions about an explicit commission from the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm II, there is no evidence of this. The quartets were not even composed in Prussia. The Prussian Quartets are the last set of string quartets Mozart composed before his premature death. Although the set was planned to comprise six quartets, only three were published: K575 in D major, K589 in B flat major and K590 in F major. They were written in 1789 and 1790...

Franz Schubert - Symphonie Nr. 7 "Unvollendete" - Symphonie Nr. 8 "Grosse C-Dur"

The Wiener Symphoniker handles the lion’s share of symphonic activity that makes up the musical life of the Austrian capital. The preservation of the traditional, Viennese orchestral sound occupies a central place in the orchestra’s various artistic pursuits. Philippe Jordan has already established himself as one of the most gifted and exciting conductors of his generation. At present, he is Music Director of the Opéra National de Paris and Music Director of the Wiener Symphoniker.

Werke fuer Piano und Violoncello von Dohnanyi und Chopin

The Duo Arnicans comprises Florian Arnicans, whose roots are in Germany, and Arta Arnicane, who was born in Latvia. They found each other through music and now live together in Zurich.   The Duo has performed in numerous concerts and recitals at home and abroad.   The first international concert tour took place in the autumn of 2014, when they had great success in Scotland, England (London) and Latvia (Riga).   The debut album of Duo Arnicans presents an emotionally charged programme reflecting the personalities of the two artists. The Chopin waltz on this CD has special meaning for Florian and his wife...

Alphorn & Nordic Winds

Starting in the summer of 1999, my personal luck in returning every summer to Jakobstad, Finland, became musical fortune as well. The invitation to guest direct the city orchestra, Jakobstads‘ Orkester, the following season, expanded my interest in Finnish music. Jenny Wilhelms, singer and band-leader of the group peppered the performances with „kulning“, the Swedish form of cow-calling using natural intervals in her highest coloratura voice. This reminded me of Swiss Alpine blessings, melodies, and the Alpine horn...

Wiener Blut

In einem persönlichen Brief an die Künstlerin schrieb Angela Merkel vor kurzem: „….Sie begeistern ein großes Publikum mit Ihrer facettenreichen Stimme und eindrucksvoller Gestaltungskraft in Musical-, Operetten- und Opernpartien und überschreiten die Grenzen der Genres bis in den populären Bereich so selbstverständlich wie überzeugend.“ Die kanadische Sopranistin Anna Maria Kaufmann gehört seit über zwei Jahrzehnten zu den großen Stimmen unserer Zeit...


Der Liederer, Geschichtenerzähler, Autor und Musiker Linard Bardill singt und schreibt in Schweizerdeutsch, Deutsch und Rätoromanisch, für Kinder und Erwachsene. Für seine Musik erhielt der Bündner den Deutschen Kleinkunstpreis und den Salzburger Stier, für seine CD „Tanz auf den Feldern“ und „Caffe Caflisch“ den Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Bardill lotet musikalische und thematische Grenzen aus, so auf seiner neuen Produktion mit dem Sinfonieorchester Basel. Das Sinfonieorchester Basel ist eines der ältesten und zugleich innovativsten Orchester der Schweiz...

Antonin Dvorak - Symphonie Nr. 9 e-moll - Aus der Neuen Welt

Vienna 1958: Karel Ančerl wasn’t simply promoting the nation as a model citizen of Czechoslovakia, rather, wherever he was in the world, he spread his very own humanistic attitude. Yet he never forgot his Bohemian roots. He championed the unpopular oeuvre of Bohuslav Martinů in equal measure to being honoured for his sublime interpretations of works by Leoš Janaček. To this day, his recordings of the music of Antonin Dvořak stand as expressive testaments in sound to a hard-won identity...


Metamorphoses - for me - has always been a concept taken from the script of a film noir and occasionally translated into real life - or culled from a Hitchcock movie or from Alice in Wonderland. From a purely aesthetic (and artistic) point of view I have been especially interested in two things - creating the “inexistent” and transforming “worlds”, and also in consolidating what is invisible to the human eye, or what is inaudible to the human ear. But music should never be only a mirror reflecting reality just as we see it. It has ever been a window that opens up only to the artistic imagination...

Of Madness and Love - Orchestral Works by Hector Berlioz Inspired by William Shakespeare

«My life is a novel which interests me very much», Hector Berlioz allegedly once said to a friend. For this reason in 1848 – at the age of 45 – he began writing his memoires. When the work was published posthumously in 1870 the public was astonished by the candour and literary prowess with which Berlioz described the course of his life. Vesselina Kasarovawas born in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) and began playing the piano at the age of four...

Ja(zz)smine Rice Violin Mysteries

So far, Viktoria Kaunzner’s career as a violinist has taken her to Asia, to South Korea, her present adopted home. The album, featuring classical repertoire, improvisations and pieces written by Kaunzner and recorded in Germany and South Korea between 2011 and 2015, and enhanced with recited lyrics.  The Swiss jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer of jazz and classical music, Daniel Schnyder (b. 1961) and Viktoria Kaunzner had a "funny, crazy" musical encounter in a jazz club/pizzeria in Seoul in the autumn of 2014...
1  2  3  4  5  6  7 8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  >

© Solo Musica GmbH | Impressum | facebook | YouTube