English Language / Interviews

Romuald Twardowski: When the new and the old become original

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Romuald Twardowski was born in Vilnius in 1930. During years of occupation he studied the violin, after the war piano and organ. Between 1946-1950 he was an organist in various Vilnius churches. […]

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The True History of the Vespers of the Blessed Virgin by Alessandro Grandi

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It was May 2nd, 1630, early morning, when the telephone rang in my country house on the first hills of Rimini. That annoying sound took me unprepared … Who could have been […]

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English Language / Interviews

Tõnu Kaljuste at the mirror

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I met Tõnu Kaljuste in one of the best pizzerias in Rimini, where we had dinner together after spending a long, hard day at the Cesena Conservatory of Music, where, from February […]

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English Language / Interviews

Interview with Ēriks Esenvalds

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AA: When did your career as a composer start? And later, in the course of your studies, did you realize that music was the path you would follow? EE: I was born […]

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English Language / Opinioni

The Lady in Black

Bach’s Chaconne! I had been going crazy for hours on the keys of my Estonia 225 to try to refine the 94-96 bars, those where Busoni, reversing the melodic passage, divides the […]

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English Language / Opinions

The story of ‘Spem in Alium’, a 40 parts motet by Thomas Tallis

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In 1567, the city of London welcomed the visiting Italian musician and nobleman Alessandro Striggio. He stunned the London musical scene with a performance of his motet Ecce Beatam Lucem, written for the […]

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English Language / Interviews

Romuald Twardowski: When the new and the old become original

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Romuald Twardowski was born in Vilnius in 1930. During years of occupation he studied the violin, after the war piano and organ. Between 1946-1950 he was an organist in various Vilnius churches. […]

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English Language / Technique

Dossier on the Renaissance Choral Music

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Dossier: The Renaissance in music occurred between 1450 and 1600. (Some historians place the beginning of the Renaissance as early as 1400.) As in the other arts, the horizons of music were greatly expanded. […]

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