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Work: Biblické písne (Biblical songs), Op.99

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ComposerDvořák, Antonín (1841-1904)
PeriodRomantic
Year1894
Work typeVocal
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Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester; Herbert Blomstedt; Christian Gerhaher

SalzburgGustav Mahler Jugendorchester · Blomstedt

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Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester; Herbert Blomstedt; Christian Gerhaher
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Ticciati revisits former glories with his SCO team

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Is there any instrument more bittersweet than the viola? The violin does the acrobatics, the cello is more conventionally beautiful, but the viola sits in the middle of the orchestral palette like no other instrument. Neither high nor low, it’s perfectly placed to embody the contradictory and the conflicted, ideal for a sense of desire denied or of fulfilment deferred.
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Gerhaher launches Oxford Lieder Festival

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High Romance in a small Midlands town: the Oxford Lieder Festival opening concert launches an enticing series.
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Total vocal mastery from Christian Gerhaher

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Christian Gerhaher demonstrates an extraordinary range of vocal colours in settings of biblical psalms and High Romantic poetry.
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De la Terre et du ciel : Dvořák et Brahms par Laurence Equilbey à la Philharmonie

Laurence Equilbey © Julien Mignot
Non content d’associer deux compositeurs unanimement appréciés par les mélomanes, avertis ou non, le programme fait montre d’une vraie intelligence, celle de faire la part belle à deux lectures plus personnelles que bêtement nationales de la spiritualité.
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