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.

Shoot above the crowd, then before their feet, and then shoot in the crowd

The documentary Occupation 1968 shows the events from a rather unusual perspective: of these five countries rather than of the victim’s.

Hello from the horror side!

The storyteller is „simply” a girl, or more likely a bitter and disillusioned woman, who is remembering her youth years. And there is (naturally?) a man, addressed in this second person singular story…

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.

I don’t know… Am I supposed to know? – Kurt Elling on jazz, poetry and existential questions

I saw himself before me as a singer with relaxing baritone, never-ending concert tours, melancholic and meditative songs. But all the time, there was this little question on my mind…

Behold the man who composes, sings and conducts the same piece of music

He goes down in history as the first artist who sings and conducts simultaneously in one concert or recording.

What made diamonds to be seen as a symbol of love?

Touching on the questions of the superficially constructed female values, Marge Monko examines the storytelling powers of commercialism’s impacts.

Both directors were killed due to this Japanese documentary

Nowadays these quarters offer the cheapest labour to the construction industry and other dangerous work. These workers have no insurance, no contract, and no any kind of welfare-service. They receive their daily payment in cash.

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