There comes a time in life when the paths you seem to have taken just by chance and unconsciously, eventually look like those of a destiny. This is how I feel today, at least, when I remember what I have been through. Thus, although I had chosen to be a violin maker with the idea […]
You probably couldn’t miss the compilation called « I do not like classical music but I like this », currently available in CD stores. To say that it didn’t leave me cold is far beyond the reality. And I do not mean here to castigate yet another anthology on the subject, all of them born of the […]
And what about this strange premonition : in December 1882, Liszt composed the Lugubre Gondola. Three months later, this is an actual gondola that carries by the Grand Canal Wagner’s body for his final journey to Bayreuth.
Do we learn to play football without touching a ball, through watching videos and diagrams, while quietly sitting in a chair ? It would seem that there are still people who think that we can learn music through books, that it is hidden deep down in those exercises devoid of music, with obsessive fear of […]
Hello, Matthieu. After a long period of study, you just started recording the Bach Suites. This is quite something, if we think of all the cellists who have done it before. Could you tell us what brought you to do it yourself ? It is a very ambitious project indeed. I have obviously listened to […]
[nggallery id=21] « I’ve always been interested in hands in general, and when I’m behind my camera, this seems even more justified: all these movements which give birth to the texture, sounds, images … Everything comes from the hands. (suite…)
Nachtlied : this piece is written for an a capella chorus (…). It opposes the two dimensions of the night like in the poetry of Hebbe l: both dizzying and exhilarating when you perceive the infinite through it, reassuring and protective when it wraps the sleeping child. The two corresponding sections are comprised of imitations […]
His history is intertwined with that of the choro, a musical genre that he contributed a lot to popularize and which is very characteristic of the Brazilian musical identity. The celebration of Choro’s National Day in Brazil corresponds to the anniversary of his birth, April 23.
A string is made of two elements : the core and the mettalic windings. The core can be made of synthetic gut fiber or metal. Most of the gut strings have an over-winding of another material: they are called wound strings.
Sound is produced by air pressure variations, which are transformed in electric intensity variations through a microphone. This analog electric signal is then converted into a digital signal binary encoded with an AD converter (analog to digital), when being recorded on a CD, hard drive, or any digital device.