Archive for Music

toter Jugend-Stil: Klimt vs Falco

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 6 February 2018 by delclem

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“Jähren sich Todestage berühmter Persönlichkeiten, steht die Frage im Raum: Wie wandelt man auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Würdigung & Morbidität (…)? Von einem Jubiläum zu sprechen, hinterlässt zweifelsohne bitteren Beigeschmack. Hätte Falco vergangenes Jahr am 19. Februar noch seinen 60er zelebriert, gibt sein 20. Todestag am 6. Februar wohl kaum Grund zum Feiern. Gerade dieses Datum ist für Österreich gleich doppelt tragisch: Auch Gustav Klimts Ableben jährt sich an diesem Tag – zum 100. Mal. Ein Zufall? Selbstverständlich. Aber die Tatsache, dass zwei derart prägende Künstler sich dieses Datum teilen, kurbelt die Fantasie an: Lässt sich nicht vielleicht doch die eine oder andere Gemeinsamkeit konstruieren?”

>>Text & Illu (c) WiENER ZTG, 2018

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Mozart’s mug shot

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 2 December 2013 by delclem

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“This picture is a facial composite of W. A. Mozart, ca. 1777, generated around 1991 by the  Federal German Police (BKA), from four portraits that appeared during Mozart’s lifetime. The details on how or why they did this are scarce, unfortunately. In 1777 Mozart was twenty-one years old;” he died 222 years ago. >full text (c) dangerous minds 2013

“Stories of the Danube”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 27 October 2013 by delclem

Joe Zawinul (1932-2007) recording his symphony “Stories of the Danube”: excerpts from the music & interview (c) earospace / youtube 2008

Korngold biography

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 15 July 2013 by delclem

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Fifteen years after its first publication, a biography of the composer is translated into German >review & illustration (c) VIENNA REVIEW, 2013

“A slow-acting, addictive, dangerous drug”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 22 May 2013 by delclem

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The Heavy Metal Music of the 19th century: today was the 200th birthday of Germany’s most controversial composer: RICHARD WAGNER (1813-83).
>text (c) THE IRISH TIMES, 2013

The “Scandal Concert” is turning 100

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 31 March 2013 by delclem

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“The Skandalkonzert of March 31, 1913 was a concert conducted by Arnold Schoenberg in the Great Hall of the Musikverein (Vienna Concert Society). “The audience, shocked by the expressionism and experimentalism of the Second Viennese School, began rioting, and the concert was ended prematurely. The fight between a concert organizer and Oscar Straus led to a trial.”

(c) WIKIPEDIA >more Illustration: caricature from DIE ZEIT, 6 April 1913

“The Europeans, no 8: Haydn”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 30 March 2013 by delclem

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“The Austrian composer bridged the transition from writing music for patrons to writing for a paying audience” and “became one of Europe’s most respected composers in his day.” >text from THE EUROPEANS series (c) THE IRISH TIMES, 2013