Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Schubertiade’


Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans
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The world—the beauty—of form, harmony, melody, and emotion may be found in numerous places this weekend. It will be difficult to pick, but here’s a rundown of some options…   Wednesday, Feb. 18th: The Threepenny Opera: (Official text) Before performance art and Cabaret, Brecht and Weill stretched the limits of theatre in a dark, daring, […]

Sublime Schubert!

Sublime Schubert!

Upcoming concert of the week: Saturday, March 1st, 7:30 p.m. “The brilliant, young Armenian mezzo soprano, Garineh Avakian, sings music of Schumann and Poulenc, accompanied by the sensitive pianism of Vika Simonian.” Cost:  $20. Franz Schubert was born on January 31st, 1797. Because of this, Pasadena Schubertiade schedules their concerts in the months immediately following. On […]

The King of Melody

The King of Melody

In 1947, composer Enrst Krenek dismissed Franz Schubert (1797-1828) as “lucky,” and his work as “pleasing tunes…lacking the dramatic power and searching intelligence which distinguished such ‘real’ masters as Bach or Beethoven.” Urged by a fellow composer to actually study Schubert’s songs, Krenek eventually did an about-face and declared that Schubert “exhibited a great wealth […]

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