Tag Archives: Bach

You are still here

There are some things for which one is never truly prepared, and losing a parent is definitely one of them. December 4, 2016 carved a wound in my heart. It has now slowly started to heal, but it will leave … Continue reading

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This is it!

This is it, ladies and gentlemen. Bel Canto has made its final transition from book to opera. Practically 5 years after the World Premiere Announcement, 14 years after Ann Patchett’s riveting novel was first published, and 19 years after the … Continue reading

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Inspiration

What is inspiration? What is that spark that ignites our thoughts and makes it possible for us, creative artists, to produce a work of art where there was nothing before? A walk in the woods, a book, a movie, or … Continue reading

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Quality in Diversity

This post has the potential of being rather controversial, but let me start by saying that controversy is not what I’m after, I just want to share my views on a subject that has no right or wrong answers, but … Continue reading

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Musical expression

In 2010 I took part in the Darmstadt International Contemporary Music Festival for the third consecutive time. In the months leading to the festival I was asked to write an essay on musical expression. Five composers, all winners of the … Continue reading

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Staying in tune

The equal-tempered scale, where the octave is divided into twelve equal chromatic steps, has dominated western music for over a century. We have been made to believe that its use has been standard since times of Bach, but actually its … Continue reading

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