Tag Archives: Daniel Barenboim

Orpheus entering the Hades

 Listening to Orpheus (11) The second movement of Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto is said to have been  been inspired by Orpheus entering the Hades. L v Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 G Major – II. Andante con moto, D Barenboim

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The overcoming of problems

Listening to Orpheus (8) The full spectrum…everything between abrupt and gentle, plebeian and noble – and the overcoming of controversy in a profound way. Daniel Barenboim and Jonathan Biss are conversing about Sonata No 30 on the occasion of a masterclasses … Continue reading

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The nostalgia of the infinite

When I started this blog in the summer of 2010, I developed a curious and intense interest in Beethoven and his music. Where I live, many of Beethoven’s later and greatest works have been composed. He had moved to the … Continue reading

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Do you see images when you play ?

Listening to Orpheus (4) What is important is when you play you are telling a story and the listener is getting the story. And then he goes on to demonstrate just how to do that. Daniel Barenboims masterclass on the … Continue reading

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Deep inside their hearing

Listening to Orpheus (3) This is my curious and slightly miraculous turn of attention to an archetype deeply rooted in all of us – Orpheus. The father of music and poetry, the one who lived in communion with nature and … Continue reading

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A basic pulse

Listening to Orpheus (2) Daniel Barenboim teaching a masterclass on Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. A spiritual teaching about the sound of life. Watch the intense connection between teacher, student and the spirit of Beethoven.

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Listening to Orpheus

Listening to Orpheus (0) I am about to paint a picture of Orpheus and how his spirit is a living principle in all of us. As a lead in – a propaedeutic – I will post the master class on … Continue reading

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Extremes

Daniel Barenboim’s masterclass on Beethoven. Jonathan Bliss with the final movement of the Piano Sonanta 30 )Op 109) by Ludwig van Beethoven. This is one of Beethoven’s last sonatas and a particular sublime example of his deep connection to Life, … Continue reading

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The illusion of crescendo

Daniel Barenboim on the difference between sound and music.  A spiritual teaching

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