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Kirill Petrenko’s Summer’s Tale, Kirill Petrenko succeeds Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Posted on 23 June 2015 by admin

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In a live-streamed news conference from Berlin today, it was announced that the next Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, succeeding Sir Simon Rattle, will be Kirill Petrenko.

Kirill Petrenko built his reputation as a conductor in the opera house. His first formal appointment was as General Music Director of the Meiningen theatre (with his most notable achievement there being the staging of Wagner’s Ring cycle in 2001). From there he moved to the Komische Oper in Berlin, where he served as General Music Director from 2002 to 2007. Several seasons as a guest conductor followed, including performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Petrenko was in the pit for Frank Castorf’s controversial production of Wagner’s Ring at Bayreuth in Wagner’s bicentennial year. In 2013 Petrenko became the General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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Daniel Barenboim and Gustavo Dudamel’s stonking Brahms concertos will be released

Posted on 17 June 2015 by admin

At the Berlin Festival last year these two took to Brahms’s two mammoth concertos for piano and orchestra (with a little help from the Staatskapelle Berlin). Deutsche Grammophon were there to capture it all, and the recording is to be released this summer.

Daniel Barenboim and Gustavo Dudamel

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Some Classical music are in sync with the body’s natural rhythm to help healthy

Posted on 11 June 2015 by admin

Cardiologists at Oxford University have found that some classical pieces can significantly lower the listener’s blood pressure.

The findings were presented by Professor Peter Sleight at the British Cardiovascular Society conference this month.

In the study, participants were played music of different styles while researchers analysed their pulse and blood pressure.

While some classical pieces lowered a listener’s blood pressure, rap and pop music was found to have the opposite effect.

Speaking at the conference, Professor Sleight explained that some composers, including Verdi, seemed to have managed to mirror the natural rise and fall of blood pressure in the human body.

“Verdi may well have been a physiologist,” he said, “he hit on this ten-second rhythm in blood pressure and you can see it in his music.”

“Our research has provided improved understanding as to how music, particularly certain rhythms, can affect your heart and blood vessels. But further robust studies are needed, which could reduce scepticism of the real therapeutic role of music.”

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Itzhak Perlman’s most comprehensive 59 albums on 77 CDs released

Posted on 07 June 2015 by admin

Warner Classics salutes Itzhak Perlman in his 70th birthday year with Itzhak Perlman: The Complete Warner Recordings, 59 albums on 77 CDs, released in September 2015. Presenting his art in all its warmth, generosity and brilliance, this comprehensive edition unites the recordings Perlman made for both EMI and Teldec over a total period of more than 30 years.

Available as a magnificent deluxe box set, Itzhak Perlman: The Complete Warner Recordingsembraces every aspect of Perlman’s art. It contains concertos (the ‘essential’ concertos, of course, but also more rarely-heard works, including Perlman’s own commissions from living composers); other pieces for violin and orchestra; chamber music; recital and crossover repertoire (including jazz, ragtime and klezmer), and even a disc that focuses on Perlman as narrator and (briefly) opera singer. The recordings document his collaborations with the world’s greatest orchestras and an array of superlative fellow-soloists and conductors, including Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Lynn Harrell, Yo Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn and Pinchas Zukerman.

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