Thursday, September 21, 2017
The German violinist, 54 next month, celebrated an anniversary today at Salzburg Whitsun Festival. Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne-Sophie Mutter. Photo: SF/Marco Borrelli Press release: “On 29 May 1977, this stage witnessed a Pentecostal miracle in music. Herbert von Karajan, to whom Salzburg owes so much, including this very theatre, invited the prodigy violinist to perform even before her 14th birthday. She came, played and conquered audience and reviewers. And thus it has remained ever since,” said Helga Rabl-Stadler. The Festival President thanked Mutter for this morning, which was not merely an “event”, but a musical highlight that was going to live on in the consciousness of all those present. She called Anne-Sophie Mutter a discoverer, enabling new interpretations of supposedly familiar pieces. Anne-Sophie Mutter also briefly addressed the audience, commemorating Herbert von Karajan, with whom she worked for 13 years until his death, recalling how he would often ask her to join him shortly before a concert, to keep polishing details of their interpretations. Cecilia Bartoli, whose birthday is today, was celebrated by the musicians and audience with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” before the audience again broke into rapturous applause. After Anne-Sophie Mutter’s anniversary concert, Cecilia Bartoli hosted a Charity Lunch at the Karl-Böhm-Saal. The award-winning chef Johanna Maier and her sons treated the guests to an early-summer menu created especially for the Festival. Net proceeds will be donated to the Salzburg Festival’s education programmes and the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
Friends and students are sharing their sorrow at the death of Joan Krueger, owner of a private coaching studio in New York. Joan died today, aged 64, after a 13-year struggle with cancer. At New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, she worked with Cecilia Bartoli, Sumi Jo, Vinson Cole and more. She was also assistant conductor at Sarasota Opera and music director for NYU’s Opera Workshop. Our sympathies to her family.
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K492 The singers are: John Tomlinson (Figaro), Joan Rodgers (Susanna), Andreas Schmidt (Il Conte Almaviva), Lella Cuberli (La Contessa Almaviva), Luisa Bartoletti (Cherubino), Phyllis Pancella (Marcellina), Günter von Kannen (Bartolo), Graham Clark (Basilio), Richard Brunner (Curzio), Peter Rose (Antonio), Hilde Leidland (Barbarina) And the orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker and the RIAS Kammerchor, Daniel Barenboim conducting. “Mozart brings out the best in Daniel Barenboim,” wrote Opera magazine, also describing him as “a Mozartian of deep conviction”. For his recordings of the three Mozart-da Ponte operas, Barenboim created a hand-picked company of singers, including the charismatic John Tomlinson, here assuming the role of Figaro, and Cecilia Bartoli, who makes an irresistibly palpitating Cherubino. “Everything that Barenboim does provides some sort of illumination of the drama,” said Gramophone of this Figaro; “It has something to say, something that arises from deep and serious musical perception.” Here is the opening music, just 3 minutes, from this charming opera:
When they get it wrong up north, they go right off the radar. First the Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to a songwriter, Bob Dylan. Today, the Polar Music Prize was given to the British rock musician Sting and the American jazz musician Wayne Shorter. The rules of the million-crown ($120,000) prize, founded by Abba’s Stig Anderson in 1989, is that one half goes to a contemporary musician the other to a classical personality. Last year’s winners were Max Martin and Cecilia Bartoli. This year, Sting wins the classical slot. ‘As a composer, Sting has combined classic pop with virtuoso musicianship and an openness to all genres and sounds from around the world,’ said the prize committee. Off the radar. Sting, with a classical acquaintance
Cecilia Bartoli performs: Date: Tuesday, 29. November 2016, 7:30 PM Venue: Large hall of the Friends of Music, Vienna, Austria Address: 1010, Musikvereinspl. 1, 1010 Wien, Austria Supporting ARTISTS: Les Musiciens du Prince Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzosoprano and direction Pier Luigi Fabretti, Oboe Jean-Marc Goujon, Flöte PROGRAM: Händel Heroines Georg Friedrich Händel Ankumft der Königin von Saba Chiudi, chiudi i vaghi rai. Arie aus „Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno“ Questa è la reggia mia. Arie aus „Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno“ Ouvertüre zu „Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno“ Un leggiadro giovinetto. Arie aus „Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno“ Lascia la spina. Arie aus „Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno“ Oboenkonzert g-Moll, HWV 287 Verso già l’alma col sangue. Arie aus „Aci, Galatea e Polifemo“ Ouvertüre zu „Rinaldo“, HWV 7 Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me?. Arie aus „Semele“ Oh ectasi of hapiness … Myself I shall adore. Arie aus „Semele“ Battaglia aus dem 3. Akt von „Rinaldo“ Mi deride… Desterò dall’empia Dite. Rezitativ und Arie aus „Amadigi“ ——– Break ———- Georg Friedrich Händel Felicissima quest’alma. Arie aus „Apollo e Dafne“, HWV 122 Ariodante, HWV 33 – Ouvertüre and „Entrée des songes funestes“ E vivo ancora? … Scherza infida in grembo al drudo. Arie aus „Ariodante“, HWV 33 Concerto grosso B-Dur, op. 3/2 Ah, che sol per te, Teseo… M’adora l’idol mio. Arie aus „Teseo” Here is Ms. Bartoli in the music of Handel:
CANCELLATION – Cecilia Bartoli’s concert at the Barbican 25 November 2016 We are very sorry to inform you that Cecilia Bartoli’s concert on Friday 25 November in the Barbican Hall has been cancelled. A spokesperson for Cecilia Bartoli said: “We regret that Cecilia Bartoli is suffering from a heavy cold, and is deeply sorry that she has to cancel this concert.” Full refunds will be offered to ticket holders.
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