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Tag: Classical music

October 12, 2009

Jean Sibelius was a revolutionary, not only in standing as a voice for the Finnish people themselves, but also of musical perpetuity. He stands between late romanticism and the true modern style, not unlike Beethoven an era before. With the NZSO being led by the Finnish duo of Pietari Inkinen, Music Director and Concertmaster Vesa-Matti […]

August 10, 2009

Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune is a musical narrative, a ‘tone-poem’, based on the symbolist prose of the same name by Stéphane Mallarme. It was Debussy’s attempt to differentiate a modern style away from traditional, emphatic german romanticism. The opening exposition is a typical quasi-tonal theme from the flute, an explicit display of individual sonority. […]

August 3, 2009

The programme was a provocative mix of different musical personalities from two very contrasting periods during music. The works chosen were excellent examples of profound ingenuity in modern orchestration, but also paramount in the advent and stylistic perpetuity of new eras of musical ideation. Under the directorship of Mark Taddei, the Vector Wellington Orchestra proved […]

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