This fills me with great pride!!

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"At a time when musicand the arts in general are being pushed more to the
periphery of the education system in the UK, I'm interested to know to
what extent music plays a major and/or increasing role in education in
the triangle China-Japan-South Korea, and in latin America." (c hris johnson)

c hris,

I think about this thats simply a consecuence of the crisis that we are suffering today, in every respect not just in an economic sense (moral, cultural, educational, etc), and because of that artists are looking for new destinations. I say this because of only in the past year, for the first time, 5 or 6 first line artists visited my country. Good for us in all case, because that has allowed us to know those
personalities, and at the same time has reinforced local ensembles and
musical activities. And I think that is also the explanation that actually companies instead of address new projects and make new recordings, are actually re-using his catalogue funds,what expends nothing to them. Excuse my english, please. Best regards. oscar.olavarria

 

 

RE: This fills me with great pride!!

Thanks for coming back to me on that Oscar. Times are changing.

Incidentally, the Bayreuth Parsifal mentioned by Jane elsewhere has the fine Korean bass Kwangchul Youn as Gurnemanz, and another Korean bass, Samuel Youn (related?) in one of the minor roles.  I still haven't managed to listen right through though, internet speed has been very slow this weekend.

I'll listen to the Bruckner with the Chilean Youth Orchestra as soon as the connection improves. I always think Bruckner should pose the greatest problems for young players, and yet I still rememember an explosive performance of the 8th Symphony at the Proms with the European Community Youth Otchestra and Haitink.  The exuberence of the players drew Haitink out of his normal restrained way but he held also them in check. The outcome was unforgettable!

Chris

Chris A.Gnostic

RE: This fills me with great pride!!

Ese
director ha estado este año como director invitado de la Sinfónica de Colombia.
De hecho esa misma obra la interpretó.

I've seen live only two Colombian Orchestras, NY Phil,
Rotterdam Sinfonia, and Hungary National Symphony, and, I have to say that sadly
we, Latin American Orchestras, lack something Europeans don't. I saw NY Phil
The rite of the spring, and I was not amused, but Beethoven's Eroica by
Rotterdam, and Beethoven's 5th and 9th by Hungary were amazing. 

As long as we keep on in our economic growth
and in our social conditions improvements our Orchestras would be better.

 

En Bogotá
hay un impresionante festival que comenzó este año y que tendrá una segunda
edición en 2015, que será totalmente dedicado a Mozart. Cartagena tiene su propio”Hay
festival” que fue reseñado por esta revista. Una forma distinta de hacer
turismo por el Caribe.

 

PS: dudamel and its bolivar orchestra is just a media boom. 

 

 

 

Calígula CISF

José Luis Dominguez do it!!

JL Dominguez, conductor in the Dvorak's Eight symphony performance of this post has debuted in NAXOS label, conducting his baller "The legend of Joaquin Murieta" with Philharmonic of Santiago Orchestra in a  interesting and well recorded performance! This fills me also with great pride! oscar.olavarria

 

http://blog.naxos.com/2016/06/podcast-gold-rush-the-legend-of-joaquin-mu...

 

Human rights

Not wishing to pour cold water on our South American friends,but what about human rights in such countries? It may give pride to some to hear native players perform Western music,but surely Western human rights should accompany it. There are many countries where to be Gay,Lesbian or transgender is a crime, a great sin against the state,where the Catholic church rules supreme. Not that the West is always a shining example of sanity. We allow a certain Russian conductor into the country who is a pal of that Putin,and Putin is anti-Gay.

I wish all young musicians a great life,and also hope that they bring some sanity to the monetary madness (greed) which stagnates the classical music field.

 

Best wishes,Sedgley

Human rights in pursuing Classical Music.

Fortunately, when the great composers (and performers) of the previous centuries had to deal with their memorable work, they did not have to connect their art with this sort of human...issues. In this vein, Russia should stop performing any sort of Art, since their political system is so...backward in moral claims, although their country has been a great contributor to the development of Clasical Music.

Anyhow, although I have nothing to do with our friend from South America and I do not reside or work there, I feel proud of the efforts of their "native players" (!) in pursuing Classical Music (rather than merely "performing Western music", as you suggest. By the way, in these countries, we have encountered enough significant composers who contributed to the development of this Music).

Of course, they should care and do more...

Parla

parla wrote:

parla wrote:

Fortunately, when the great composers (and performers) of the previous centuries had to deal with their memorable work, they did not have to connect their art with this sort of human...issues. In this vein, Russia should stop performing any sort of Art, since their political system is so...backward in moral claims, although their country has been a great contributor to the development of Clasical Music.

Anyhow, although I have nothing to do with our friend from South America and I do not reside or work there, I feel proud of the efforts of their "native players" (!) in pursuing Classical Music (rather than merely "performing Western music", as you suggest. By the way, in these countries, we have encountered enough significant composers who contributed to the development of this Music).

Of course, they should care and do more...

Parla

 

Parla.

 

No. You misunderstand me. That video shows the players performing Dvorak,which is Western music. I merely connected that with Western human rights. I didn't say nor do I wish that South American orchestras play only Western music. They can play what they want,and I wish them all the very best. But human rights should connect with all the arts otherwise we get to being like Nazi German where Jewish music was banned and statues to Jewish musicians such as Mendelssohn were pulled down and destroyed. As the old British saying goes,Give'em an inch and they'll take a foot. Music should bring folks together and I have great hopes for the future once tradition and religion are put in their place. The one stifles innovation,and the other puts up barriers.

 

Thank you for your reply and I'am glad that you still write here.

 

Sedgley

A wrong impression!

Dear Sedgley,
I’m very suprised with your comment, because my country –Chile- is a democratic republic to day and his actual President a woman, consecuently we don’t have a dictatorial government, and not violations of human rights, like you think. I was speaking about the good  level of the chilean orchestras to day, and specifically about chilean conductor Josè Luis Dominguez and his ballet “The Joaquin Murieta’s legend”, a brilliant and dinamic production, and in my opinion a pleasant work too. Excuse my english please. Best wishes! oscar.olavarria 

Pd. please hear the recording's podcast at least!

 

Great Art can blossom virtually anywhere, anyway.

Perhaps, there is a problem of comprehending each other. However, I'll give another try.

I do not believe that Arts and Classical (not Western) Music should be necessarily connected/linked with any notion of human rights, let alone "Western" human rights. Great music was composed and performed, with great success and in good quantity, in very diificult times of oppression and all kind of adversities, particularly in the Classical and Romantic periods, even in the 20th century (the case of Shostakovich par excellence).

Tradition and Religion cannot directly harm the Arts. Sometimes, they can be even useful. Particulraly the tradition is the foundation of the development of Classical Music. Innovation without relying on the foundations of tradition may lead to unpleasant developments, while religion (or politics) cannot put up barriers, if the composer knows well his/her Art (Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich a.o.).

Finally, our friend from Chile, as he rightly pointed out, wanted only to celebrate the level of the good development of Classical Music in his native country. I trust he should be proud of that only, without resorting to any other association.

Thank you for your kind understanding and goodwill in responding.

Parla

Young musicians

Writing one's thoughts on a forum,in fact,anywhere,involves some compromise. Let me just say that I wish all young musicians the very best of success in making beautiful music in this savage world. The thing we must avoid,and this involves certain forces at present causing death,is the tyranical rule of dogma. To certain religions music is an unnessasary thing. It is banned (as is pleasure of any kind!) Today another act of evil was done in France. Who knows what else may happen. Heaven forbid we have any futher outbreaks.

Another concern of mine is what will happen to young musicians now that Britain seems intent on leaving the EU? I am very proud to be part of Europe from where so much culture developed.And,on a more mercenary note. If most CD's are made in Europe,what happens to prices? I keep saying that my last CD will be the last! But something always appears,as will happen this Friday with a release on the Somm label called Elgar Remastered. Look it up and see what delights are contained.

 

Best wishes,Sedgley

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