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Fazil Say:'A New Cello Concerto in an Age of Terrorism and War

Turkish composer and pianist gives the Paris premiere of his new work, 'Never Again', a concerto for cello and orchestra.

2016 Gstaad Menuhin Festival

On the centenary of its founder's birth, this year's Gstaad Menuhin Festival continued to grow from its modest beginnings into an extravaganza that saw 26,000 visitors enjoying 75 different events.

Review: Lille Piano Festival 2016

The flamboyant Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say opened the 2016 edition of the festival at the newly renovated Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle in Lille.

Last Chance! Philippe Parreno's "Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World" at the Palais de Tokyo

At the core of the exhibition (until 12 January 2014), is Parreno's use of Stravinsky’s score "Petrushka" performed by pianist Mikhail Rudy.

Seen and Heard: 20th Festival de L'Abbaye de Fontdouce

In 1970, the Boutinet family restored their ancestral property which had been badly damaged after the wars of religion in the 15th century and practically destroyed during the bloodbath of the French revolution.

Editor's Pick: Janet Cardiff's 'The Forty Part Motet' at The Cloisters

The Canadian artist's sound sculpture will be the first presentation of contemporary art at the Medieval wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Last Chance ! Songs for a Mad King

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc’s exhibition at the Kunsthalle in Basel pays hommage to the neglected music and provocative personality of the American musician, singer, and composer Julius Eastman (1940 – 1990).

Editor's Pick: New Year's Eve Te Deum in Lisbon

If Srauss waltzes in gilded concert halls, or massive crowds roaming and shouting about public squares are not your idea of how to bring in the New Year, the sung Te Deum at the Igreja de São Roque in Lisbon might be an alternative well worth considering.

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L'art du Flamenco et Portrait d'Agujetas par, guide de l'actualite culturelle europenne

A Recital of French Art Song

It has never seemed to me that the French art song, the mélodie, is suited to concert halls.... This musical form is in fact a privileged way of reciting poetry. The trouble is that singers like singing and only too often, that's what they do: sing, and go hang the words. The art of performing mélodie is to enhance the poetry with sung sounds.


The Orchestre National de Lyon embarks on projects that are not only interesting on paper but also work out in practice. After the complete works of Edgard Var�e two years ago - less than two hours of music, in fact - came the idea of presenting the complete works of Anton Webern - just under four hours for the official canon - during a three-week period.
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