Jaime Robles looks at the use of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake score in Darren Aronofsky's 2010 film Black Swan, and builds bridge between the multifaceted script and the music's unarguable power in the ballet.
In the wake of the publicity surrounding our annual statistics round-up, we've been inundated with requests for more information here at Bachtrack Headquarters! So who was the busiest violinist? The most active opera chorus?
It is strange to think that in 1894, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced that “ever since 1875 Goldmark has been recognized as the only thoroughly successful German opera composer since Richard Wagner”.
2014 has seen more opera reviews than ever on Bachtrack - 517 at the current count! It may or may not have been a year for great productions and performances, but the quality of photography from the various houses around the world frequently stuns. Enjoy some of our picture highlights below.
San Francisco based choreographer Joe Goode talks to Jaime Robles of his upcoming site specific performance Poetics of Space at the Joe Goode Annex, of his attraction to text, voice and music, and of engaging audiences differently.
Orchestras increasingly perform concerts of film music and we were interested to discover how popular these were and if their approach to playing – and recording – such music is in any way different to standard concert repertoire.
It's Beethoven's birthday, born this day (probably) in 1770. To mark the occasion, each member of the Bachtrack office has selected their favourite Beethoven work or moment... some very familiar and some a little off the beaten track!