Creations & Projects                                 

Creations & Projects

Bryce Dessner's Concerto For Two Pianos

Bryce Dessner's Concerto For Two Pianos

Dessner is exactly the kind of composer who personifies what might be next for classical music.  Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times     Without doubt, Bryce Dessner is one of classical music's most modern and versatile composers. A hugely successful guitarist for The National, his classical career is equally distinguished, having written for some of the finest ensembles in Europe and the US. Last year he was the first person to guest-curate a weekend of music at the spectacular  ...

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Leonard Bernstein At 100

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Leonard Bernstein at 100 is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian. West Side Story is probably Bernstein's masterpiece .. Ever since the highly favorable critical and audience reception at New York's Winter Garner Theatre on Broadway, September 26, 1957, and the phenomenal success of Robert Wise's film adaptation in 1961, this contemporary urban version of Romeo and Juliet  ...

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Basque Ravel Bolero

Basque Ravel Bolero

Maurice Ravel was basque, born in Ciboure in 1875 ,  and spoke Euskara. From 1900 he  always came back regularly to his native country. This new project around Ravel’s famous Bolero involve five singer/instrumentalists. Their band is called HEGIAK which means borders. Ravel's Bolero is played for two pianos in the original arrangement from the composer. Instrumental accompaniment of percussion instruments have been hand-crafted by Hegiak members.The percussionists have added the  ...

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Moondog

Moondog

Manhattan in the Sixties. Every day, at the corner of 54th and Sixth, stood an imposing blind man with a druidic beard, dressed and helmeted like a Viking. Every day, he played music with home-made percussion instruments and declaimed poems. A simple eccentric or picturesque figure? No. Louis Thomas Hardin, called 'Moondog', was one of the true geniuses of his time. And even one of the geniuses of all time, prolific and visionary, capable of linking Bach, jazz and Amerindian rhythms, writing  ...

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Minimalist Dream House

Minimalist Dream House

To be musically avant-garde in the 1950s meant to be difficult. Not by the end of the 1960s. That decade saw a group of American beatniks overthrow the musical givens of postwar Europe. In a series of disobediently straightforward compositions La Monte Young, Terry Jennings, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Philip Glass declared that music could be clear, honest, pretty and experimental. Turning their backs on the conventional centres of musical power, the earliest minimalist works got their first public  ...

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New Concerto Philip Glass

New Concerto Philip Glass

Grammy winners Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, along with pianists Katia and Marielle Labéque, released the world-premiere recording of Philip Glass' newest concert work, his Double Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra on Orange Mountain Music  exclusively on iTunes. The digital-only recording is also available. Recorded during its world premiere at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in May 2015, Glass' Double Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra was  ...

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Original Sounds

Original Sounds

"Mozart on Walter Fortepianos" Fortepianos used for this Mozart concert are made by Paul McNulty, who is one of the most highly respected builders working today.  The instruments modeled after the instruments of A.Walter (1752 - 1826) and are the result of his long research of the originals, and particularly one ca.1792 Walter instrument which builder had on restoration in his workshop. Anton Walter, who had the title of ´Chamber Organ Builder and Instrument Maker´  ...

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Nazareno

Nazareno

OSVALDO GOLIJOV / GONZALO GRAU for two pianos, percussions, and orchestra The piece for two pianos, latinos percussions and orchestra is based on "La Pasión Según San Marcos" by Osvaldo Golijov. Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov, has been hailed by the New York Times as 'standing the whole world on its ear'. 'The Pasión will stand as the first indisputably great composition of the 21st Century'. Boston Globe   UK Premiere with London Symphony  ...

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Viktoria Mullova And Katia

Viktoria Mullova and Katia

duet violin/piano Longstanding friends, Katia Labèque and the violinist Viktoria Mullova, have been  performing in duo recitals since 2001. Their first tour took place in February (Italy) then March (Germany and Portugal) and  the City of London festival which was an outstanding success and was recorded and broadcast 2 days later on BBC Radio 3. The concerts received much critical acclaim. Recent performances included recital at Carnegie Hall-New York, Athens, Lucerne, Schubert  ...

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