Category Archives: The role of Great Art

The role of great art, particularly the role of great classical music in existence

Pablo Casals : One of the greatest cello players and a man of peace

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Pablo Casals was regarded as one of the greatest cello players and composers (writers of music) of the twentieth century. He made many recordings throughout his career, of solo, chamber, and orchestral music. Casals came to understand the suffering of … Continue reading

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Talent from a previous life : Jackie Evancho 10 years

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Her voice seems a miracle if we do not take into consideration the trace which has been left in her in a previous life.

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One Silent communion

Whatever their creed or race, and no matter where they happen to be, when a group of people are assembled together, listening to the sublime harmonies and wonderful orchestral “colors” of a great symphonic work secretly imparting to them an … Continue reading

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Karajan : Beethoven Symphony No. 5, First Movement

« Each concert is a mystical experience, an ecstasy… it’s a form of grace » Herbert von Karajan   An audience invariably makes great demands on an artist’s attention—demands that are generally beyond the capacity of the ordinary person—yet these … Continue reading

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Gustavo Dudamel and The role of Great Music

Internationally acclaimed conductor Gustavo Dudamel continues to share his magnetic enthusiasm for music with audiences of all ages around the world. As he begins his twelfth year as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, in fall 2010, he … Continue reading

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El Sistema : A visionary global movement that transforms the lives of children through music. A new model for social change.

33 years ago in a parking garage in Caracas, Dr. José Antonio Abreu gathered together 11 children to play music. El Sistema was born. It now teaches music to 300,000 of Venezuela’s poorest children, demonstrating the power of ensemble music … Continue reading

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Karajan : The privilege of doing music

« “I have often said to the orchestra, especially to the younger players, ‘Do your best, and love what you are doing, because you are allowed to do this thing.’ By this I mean, they can do what millions of … Continue reading

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