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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ΑΘΗΝΑ ΩΡΑ ΜΗΔΕΝ

Στώμεν καλώς, στώμεν μετά φόβου,
διά ξύλου και διά ροπάλου ινα μή ανατραπώμεν.
Χρήστος Αποστολάκος 1966

Thursday, May 26, 2011

UNA NOTTE WITH VALIA

Mια πολλά υποσχόμενη παρουσία που ανακάλυψα πρίν λίγους μήνες.Bάλια Ζόππα!!Εμφανιζόταν πολύ κοντά μου στίς Λευκες στο Γαλάτσι .
Τώρα στη Ρόδο.
Ο λόγος που ενθουσιάζομαι με τούς νέους καλλιτέχνες που ακουμπούν σοβαρά και κλασσικά κομάτια ειναι η προσέγγιση!!!!!!!!!!!Τό ιδιο κομάτι με τα μάτια της Βαλια!!!!!!!
Η εν λόγω μουσικός.....γιατι περί αυτού πρόκειται παίζει στα πλήκτρα την μουσική και τραγουδά!!!!!!!!!!
Καί οταν πρόκειται για πιάνο η κιθάρα τα πράγματα ειναι εύκολα. Οταν όμως προσπαθείς να αναπαράγεις τον ήχο μιάς ορχήστρας, και να τραγουδήσεις , τότε ....πρέπει να κατέχεις πολλά πράγματα!!!!!!
Αυτή ειναι η Βάλια.Εχει σπουδάσει την μουσική!!!!!!!!!!
Ελπίζω το φετινό χειμώνα να την δω ζωντανά.
Εκπληξη ηταν κάποιο κομμάτι του Χατζιδάκι το Μια Παναγιά!!!!!!!!!! Τέλος μια φιλικἠ συμβουλή!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Α ΣΤΟ ΕΠΟΜΕΝΟ POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ON BRAHMS ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΜΠΡΑΜΣ

Αφορμή για την σημερινή φλυαρία πήρα απο την περιρέουσα σαχλαμάρα και αηδία της τρέχουσας μουσικής επικαιρότητας.Είναι καιρός τώρα που με τρώει να γράψω αυτό που αισθάνομαι.........την αδυναμία της επικοινωνίας των σύγχρονων μουσικών με νοήμονα όντα. Επικοινωνία με νότες γραμμένες γιά τα σύγχρονα προβλήματα του ανθρώπου,τον πόνο της απομόνωσης των ψυχών ,την αυτοματοποίηση της ανθρώπινης επαφής,την κωδικοποίηση των ανθρώπων σε καρτελάκια με φωτογραφίες του FACEBOOK και τέλος στο ΝIRVANA της νεολαίας. Ψάχνοντας να βρώ απαντήσεις καραβοτσακίστηκα χρόνια τώρα σε πελάγη οπου οι καπεταναίοι ύψωναν στα πανιά τους σημαίες όπως.....ΕΘΝΙΚ.ΕΝΤΕΧΝΟ,ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΟ και άλλες πολύχρωμες. Οπως συνήθως βρήκα λιμάνι στη μουσική του Μπράμς. Λοιπόν η φάτσα του BRAHMS ΔΕΝ ΜΟΥ ΕΚΑΝΕ.........ποιός ήταν αυτός ο παχύς τύπος με τα μούσια και τα λιτα ρούχα?????? Η μουσική του δεν ηταν πιασάρικη........αλλά πάλι ο λατρεμένος μου επέμενε να κάνει συνεχώς νέες ηχογραφήσεις 4 νομίζω με την Deutche Grammophon. Η πρώτη αρκετα παλαιά αυτη με το ασπρόμαυρο εξώφυλλο.Μέχρι και D.D.D ψηφιακή.Μιλώ πάντοτε για βυνίλια και οχι για cd μιας και ο ήχος των cd ειναι για πέταμα.(Εκτός αν κάποιος διαθέσει κάμποσα εκατομυρια για να καθαρίσει την CD ΙΛΑ) .Aκουγα λοιπόν τη μουσική, προσέχοντας ποτε τα τσέλλα.΄πότε τα βιολιά και γενικά εφθανα σε ένα σημείο, οπου σταματούσα και γύριζα πάλι στον Beethoven. Αυτὀ μέχρι που άκουσα το Deustches Requiem.Eκεί κατάλαβα οτι εχω να κάνω με κάτι πολύ βαθύ,πολύ ανθρώπινο και πονεμένο. Με δεδομένο οτι αυτό το εργο δεν ειναι θρησκευτικό με την στενή έννοια του όρου προσπάθησα να ακούσω τους ήχους και να βρώ τα νοήματα.Σἰγουρα διέκρινα τον χαμό της μητέρας του , αλλά και του ROBERT SCHUMANN.Εκεί που συνέθετε,είχε ήδη τελειώσει το πρώτο μέρος του έργου, το οποίο δεν με συνεπήρε και τόσο πολύ όσο το δεύτερο.Eκεί υπό τον ήχο των τυμπάνων η χορωδία τραγουδά.....ΤΟ ΓΡΑΣΙΔΙ ΜΑΡΑΙΝΕΤΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΛΟΥΛΟΥΔΙ ΠΕΘΑΙΝΕΙ μετά το σόλο φλάουτο και τα βιολιά δημιουργούν μια γλυκιά και υποβλητική ατμόσφαιρα.Θα ήθελα να εχω ώρες ατελείωτες για να μπορέσω να χορτάσω αυτή την μουσική.Αυτό το δεύτερο μέρος το συνέθεσε αφού είχε εγκατασταθεί ήδη στο συγκρότημα των σπιτιών που έμενε η Clara.
Μ ε κυρίεψε μια παράξενη περιέργεια ,μια επιθυμία να μάθω πιό πολλά για αυτό το φημισμένο και πασίγνωστο μουσικό ζευγάρι. Τόν Johannes και την Clara. Δέν ήξερα γιατί!Aρχισα να ψάχνω να μελετώ!!!!!!!Βρήκα και μια ταινια με την Catharin Hepburn που υποδύεται την Clara!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

ΕΠΑΝΟΔΟΣ

Τρείς μήνες μετα την τελευταία Αυγουστιάτικη ανάρτηση 2 μηνύματα απο αγαπημένους και επιτυχημένους ΒLOGERS ΜΕ ΕΠΑΝΑΦΕΡΟΥΝ !!!!!!!!!!! Καλές μουσικές.

Monday, August 16, 2010

IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST

Tα βράδυα του Αυγούστου τα μαγικά βράδυα στην Αθήνα με αποκορύφωμα την πανσέληνο στις 24 με ανοικτούς τούς Αρχαιολογικούς χώρους.Μαγεία την μοιράζομαι μαζι σας οπου και αν είστε με το Clair de lune του DEBUSSY απο τον DAVID OISTRACH. ΝΑ ΕΙΣΤΕ ΟΛΟΙ ΚΑΛΑ!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

HERBERT VON KARAJAN

A HUMAN APPROACH
HIS CONDUCTING
HIS VIEWS ON MUSIC
HIS AGONY FOR THE FUTURE
Herbert von Karajan used to say that everyday he had to learn something new! If nothing new was on then it used to be a lost day. In all his life he had an agony about the future! He just made it with the technology to leave a legacy of recorded videos with his performances. He invested a lot of money and time on this project created editing studios in his house at Anif in Austria. There he personally worked on many productions initially published by Deutche Grammophon and Unitel as Laserdiscs. Later a big part of this project went to Sony. The value of these performances is questionable. Karajan being very old now , struggles to present what he marvelously did for the last 50 years. Unfortunately, it is not the same think. ARTICLE CONTINUES……..

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

GERGIEV STRAVINSKY THE RITE

PROKOFIEV ROMEO AND JULIET

This performance is my favorite after the recorded one of ERICH LEINDSORF

VALERIE GERGIEV

Maestro
VALERIE GERGIEV
VALERY GERGIEV Since he burst onto the international scene just a few years ago, Valery Gergiev has become one of the most sought after conductors in the world. He is currently the Director of the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg , home to the Kirov Opera and Ballet. Under his leadership, the Kirov Opera has become recognized as one of the great opera companies of the present day. He is also Principal Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Principal Guest Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. He has recently completed a two-week stint conducting the New York Philharmonic which received much critical acclaim. Born in Moscow , Valery Gergiev studied conducting at the Leningrad Conservatoire with the noted teacher Ilya Musin. At the age of 23, he won Berlin 's "Herbert von Karajan Competition". He made his Kirov Opera debut in 1978 with War and Peace and later became assistant conductor to Yuri Temirkanov. In 1988 Gergiev was designated artistic director and principal conductor. In 1996, the Russian government appointed him director of the Mariinsky Theatre. He has appeared with all the leading orchestras of the former Soviet Union and for four years was chief conductor of the Armenian State Orchestra. Gergiev has guest conducted most of the world's major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw, London's Royal Philharmonic, Rome's Santa Cecilia, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Tokyo's NHK Symphony, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Now, as one of music’s busiest and most sought-after conductors, he is regularly applauded at the podiums of the major opera houses and orchestras of the world. Maestro Gergiev is the organizer of St. Petersburg ’s annual "White Nights Festival," the "Rotterdam Philharmonic/Gergiev Festival," and is director and founder of the Mikkeli International Festival in Finland , the Peace to the Caucasus Festival, and the Red Sea International Music Festival in Eilat , Israel . His recordings on CD and video include: The Maid of Pskov , Khovanshchina, Sadko, War and Peace, The Queen of Spades, Iolanta, Ruslan and Lyudmila, The Fiery Angel, Prince Igor, La Forza del Destino, several orchestral albums and recitals, and the complete ballets Romeo and Juliet and Sleeping Beauty. His most recent releases include The Gambler, Mazeppa, Kashchei the Immortal, Betrothal in a Monastery and Ivan the Terrible. Among Gergiev’s numerous international honors are Musical America’s "Conductor of the Year" award, as well as Russia ’s Dmitri Shostakovich Award, Golden Mask Award, and "People’s Artist of Russia," the Valery Gergiev is one of the foremost international conductors of our time. As well as being one of the most highly sought after artists by the world’s top orchestras and opera houses, he occupies a unique, pre-eminent position in Russia as both the Music Director of the Kirov Opera and the Kirov Ballet and the overall Intendant of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the Kirov Companies’ historic home. Valery Gergiev was born in Moscow in 1953, but grew up in the Caucasus, the mountainous area at the Southern end of Russia , stretching from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea . He began his musical studies in Ordzhonikidze , the Caucasian capital of Ossetia , and showed early prodigious talent as a pianist before taking up conducting in his teens. He was accepted into the conducting class of Ilya Musin at the Leningrad (now St Petersburg) Conservatory, and whilst still a student won the All Union Conductors Competition in Moscow and the Herbert von Karajan Conductors Competition in Berlin. In 1977 at the age of just 24 Valery Gergiev was appointed Assistant Conductor to Yuri Temirkanov at the Kirov Opera, where he made his debut conducting Prokofiev’s War and Peace in 1978. Ten years later, in 1988, he became the Kirov ’s Music Director on Yuri Temirkanov’s departure to the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. By then Maestro Gergiev was already attracting attention for some brilliant performances with leading European orchestras. Valery Gergiev’s multifaceted life is a uniquely dynamic and creative force in music today.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DR.VODKATINI.VODKA BOSSA FROM GREECE

HEY ALL YOU EASY LISTENING LOVERS.THIS ONE IS A NEW DISCOVERY AND COMES FROM GREECE.THE VODKA MARTINI COMBO GAVE US THIS INTERESTING GROUP.ONCE YOU START LISTENING ,YOU CANNOT STOP,I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!!! THEIR HOME PAGE IS FANTASTICK! VISIT THEM NOW!!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

JIMI HENDRIX HIGHWAY CHILE FROM WAR HEROES LYRICS

MITCH MITCHELL
DRUMMER OF THE
EXPERIENCE Yeah, his guitar slung across his back His dusty boots is his cadillac Flamin' hair just a blowin' in the wind Ain't seen a bed in so long it's a sin He left home when he was seventeen The rest of the world he had longed to see But everybody knows the boss A rolling stone who gathers no moss But you'd probably call him a tramp But it goes a little deeper than that He's a highway chile, yeah Now some people say he had a girl back home Who messed around and did him pretty wrong They tell me it kinda hurt him bad Kinda made him feel pretty sad I couldn't say what went through his mind Anyway, he left the world behind But everybody knows the same old story, In love and war you can't lose in glory Now you'd probably call him a tramp But I know it goes a little deeper than that He's a highway chile Walk on brother, yeah One more brother His old guitar slung across his back His dusty boots is his cadillac Flamin' hair just a blowin' in the wind Ain't seen a bed in so long it's a sin Now you may call him a tramp But I know it goes a little deeper than that He's a highway chile Walk on brother Don't let no one stop you Highway chile Yeah yeah yeah Highway chile Go on down the highway Highway chile Yeah yeah yeah Highway chile

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

WAR HEROES JIMI HENDRIX

ALL THANKS TO DOMENICO!!!!!!!!!!
This is what happens when communication between two musicians works. And to put things right he is the musician , i am not.He can play the quitar and sing and he has got an elephant`s memory!!!!!!!!!
I merely am an admirer of musicians,something like the agile ladies that sponsor musical events, and go to the opera with their handkerchief ,in case they get touched.
Well on the phone the other day i told him aboyt the WAR HEROES and was praising the VINYL EDITION FROM POLYDOR RECORDS BACK AT 1972.He said yes i know about it.I got furious, you are not supposed to know i said ....you were born 1969.He said i do!!!!!!!!!!
I ASKED if he had it in digital form so he could send it to me!!!!!!!!!!!!There is a whole messy job to try to listen to the vinyl, first of all you got to know where you have it.
So enjoy the first tracks plus the CD PHOTOS and we shall come back on it LATER.
DOMENICO THANK YOU.