Barbra Streisand inspired me in singing and acting – says Orsi Kozma

We spoke to singer Orsi Kozma about Barbra Streisand, the relationship between acting and singing, and how they are preparing for the evening.

Béla Szalóky: Duke Ellington explored and pushed the boundaries of jazz

Duke Ellington composed in a very unique, personal way – says Béla Szalóky about his hero, subject of the Echoes of Ellington concert.

Meantime, A Time Capsule That Lost None Of Its Relevance

Meantime, made in 1983, deals with the early-life crisis and unemployment issues dominating Margaret Thatcher’s Britain.

Organic Collaborations and the Discipline of Creative Artists: Conversation with Legendary Filmmaker Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh: I sit down with the actors and get them to talk about lots and lots of people. And eventually, I choose somebody for them…

Here Before and the Blossoming of Female Led Psychological Thrillers

Here Before, Stacey Gregg’s feature film debut, is an inventive, crafty and most importantly confident piece of art.

Filming Formula One – Exclusive Interview with Phil Rorke

Phil Rorke offered us fascinating insights into his challenging and rewarding job as the Formula-1 broadcast executive director.

A Grammy-awarded star on the phone: Kurt Elling and the SuperBlue

Kurt Elling recorded an exciting and experimental new album with three of his peers: Charlie Hunter, DJ Harrison, and Corey Fonville.

Transcendent experience of music: Alim Qasimov and Alireza Ghorbani

“To be a musician, you must have a true fire burning inside you” – says Alim Qasimov before his very first concert in Hungary.

Concert of inseparable Gotthard and Szebényi

Article: Győző Nagy Translation: Nóra FehérMihály Gotthard and Dani Szebényi are old “collaborators”. Ever since they met behind the scenes…

Marc Albrecht on the trail of lost works by restless geniuses

Marc Albrecht explained to me why is it important yet sometimes difficult to find not so well known works from older times.

Kady Diarra and the Spirit of Burkina – a concert you shouldn’t miss!

What role did her origins play in her career, and what is the newest album like with which Kady Diarra is currently touring?

Yellowjackets celebrates its 40th anniversary with an amazing party

Yellowjackets has seen – and survived – many changes in style and members, and now they are back for another round anniversary.

Why Should You Not Miss Discovery’s Last Exit: Space?

Last Exit: Space is a hilarious, surprising and breathtakingly beautiful documentary on space colonization that is completely worth your time.

How Frustration Led Maggie Gyllenhaal to Direct The Lost Daughter

Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhall has recently revealed that frustration was a significant part of making The Lost Daughter.

Kevin Spacey in a Comeback Film: a Sign of Bad Taste?

Kevin Spacey plays a detective in his first movie since sexual assault allegations against the actor surfaced five years ago.

Why Empire of Light Should Be on Your Radar

The upcoming Sam Mendes project, Empire of Light, is currently shooting in the UK. What happenes behind the scenes?

Arturo Sandoval, a trumpeter with a vibrant personality

Arturo Sandoval’s life is rich in stories and notes. His music is just as vibrant as it was decades ago. Hear it for yourself!

Ramón Vargas – a tenor who sings for special needs children

Ramón Vargas, Mexican-born star tenor, has been active for more than 35 years. He will give two concerts in Hungary soon.

Freud was suspicious about Dalí’s obsession with him

How, where, when did they finally meet and what happened between them? I asked Dalí-Freud curator Jaime Brihuega.

Sergei Krylov from Witches’ Sabbath to a naughty folk song

“Sergei Krylov is one of the five greatest violinists of our time”, wrote Mstislav Rostropovich about him.

Song of the Earth: Mahler’s wonderful message about eternity

The Song of the Earth was written in the most difficult period in Mahler’s life and is based on a collection of ancient Chinese poems.

What is the best music to fall asleep to?

Music can play an important role in reducing our daily anxiety, which is essential for improving sleep quality.

Vengerov: the instrument teaches you to play, not the other way round

Vengerov about music: “It has a healing power because it can help us learn something not only about music, but also about ourselves.”

Sleepless: gloomy yet beautiful Péter Eötvös opera in the Müpa

Péter Eötvös adapted Jon Fosse’s Trilogy. The story of precarious couple Alida and Asle is childishly innocent yet deeply sinful…

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