Doing Justice to the Jabot

aroque music usually has a pace of 50-80 beats per minute, and the brain responds to it by taking up the electrical patterns characteristic of the relaxed state, which, according to some researchers, facilitates activities like studying and reading…

I Hear America Singing

From his mid-20s right until his death, Leonard Bernstein was America’s favourite, and the pride of the nation: the first American-born conductor to conquer the world. He understood and felt the American style…

Baroque Soap Opera Reloaded

All three works contain references to moments in Wilhelmine’s life: the self-sacrificing, loving sister, the hysterical arguments between her parents, the tyrannical father forcing his daughter to marry, who even condemns his own son to death.

Scientific, Fantastic Dance

in his Autobiography, Wayne McGregor gives a synthesis of everything that he knows, thinks, and feels about dance and humankind. And of what he has discovered, this time through his own genome.

Natural Born Marketeers

The upcoming generation of world stars seems to care little either for tried and trusted methods, or for our what we’re used to. Or are we dealing merely well tempered appearance?

A Self-Aware Orchestra

Meet the Vienna Philharmonics – the long-established, illustrious trustee of the most authentic Viennese musical traditions that has been conducted by the greatest conductors of every era…

Regardless of Age

Language of music is universal; age and nationality are no barrier to musical dialogue.

Antidote to the False Glamour

“Vibrato is like a disease. Leopold Mozart, who published his violin method in 1766, wrote that some players use it all the time, and their hand shakes as though they had fever.” BSF Magazine’s interview with Sir Roger Norrington.

A Pinch of Decadence

Natalie Dessay has always been a self-aware artist: she took on roles rarely, so that she could give her utmost in them – and that is exactly what she did.

From the Heart of Transylvania to the Met

“My father was a poor tailor’s mate with five children. It was no easy task, but finally I got from the ‘Ér [a river in Romania and Hungary] to the ocean’ as the saying goes”. The incredible story of Brigitta Kele.

Who Wears the Trousers?

Are they just “cute girls on a podium” who make “musicians think about other things”? No way! Let us introduce you some female conductors who simply rock in everything they do.

Bunnies and More: Easter Celebrations from the Mediterranean to the Carpathian Basin

This year the PONT Festival, which specializes in such “treasure hunting tours in the attic”, concentrates on the coastal regions of the Mediterranean Sea, and aims to present the customs of the Easter celebrations.

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