Why Are Wunderkinder Not Miracles? These are Miles and Maddox Marsollek from Petershagen-Eggersdorf

Maddox Marsollek (6 Jahre) und Miles Marsollek (4 Jahre) – Menuett von J. S. Bach, BWV Anh. 116  Life as a wunderkind often means a childhood of discipline and…

Unearthed Gems: Overlooked Piano Concertos

Since the invention of the piano in the late 17th century, composers have pitted the instrument against the might of the orchestra to create some of music’s greatest works. Whilst piano concertos…

Schubert’s Top Five Masterpieces

The Trout Quintet Hear the 22-year-old Schubert in convivial form in this effervescent quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. Recommended recording: Christian Tetzlaff, Antoine Tamestit, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Alois Posch…

Top 10 Timeless Piano Masterpieces: Are These the Greatest in History?

1. Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues (The Well-Tempered Clavier). The basic essentials of the pianist’s repertoire, the two books of Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues (The Well-Tempered Clavier) were completed…

Melancholic Melodies: 10 of the Most Heart-wrenching Songs Ever

1. Dido’s Lament – Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas Is it the yearning melody? The chromatically descending ground bass? That sense of distilled despair in the text? There’s certainly something uniquely effective…

Making the World Worthy of Its Children: Pau Casals, JFK, Education, and Our Humanity

 Perhaps no leader in modern history has been a greater advocate for creative culture than John F. Kennedy, who believed that art can “nourish the roots of our culture” and made…

Pablo Casals, A Renowned Cellist, Discusses His Creative Vigor At 93 Years Old And How Working With Love Extends Your Life

Long before there was Yo-Yo Ma, there was Spanish Catalan cellist and conductor Pablo Casals (December 29, 1876–October 22, 1973), regarded by many as the greatest cellist of all time. The recipient…

Three Instruments You Do Not Know Came From the Heart of the Middle East

The region has a rich musical heritage that includes inventing some of the world’s most famous instruments Musicians play bagpipes during a ceremony marking the Battle of the Somme in…

Yo-Yo Ma Debuts Live Guests Interactive Bach Music Series-“Bach, Unlocking Meaning, and Finding Purpose.”

 The 8-week series will feature videos of Ma discussing the Bach Suites for solo cello, with participants invited to join the discussion Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is launching a new eight-week interactive…

Meet 8-year-old Maddox Marsolleck Piano & Violin Talent from Germany

Maddox Marsollek (born December 2013) began taking piano lessons at the age of three. After only ten months of lessons, Maddox made his debut at a summer concert in the…