While it may have become commonplace in the theater, cell phone usage may have bled into classical as well. During a Daniel Hope concert, a woman engaged in a Skype call to show the violinist performing an encore during a private show in Brussels.
From tenors to violinists, all of them getting iced...
British violinist Daniel Hope tells the story of the exceptionally long gestation period of his latest solo album, 'Spheres.'
Daniel Hope, violin soloist of Max Richter's 'Vivaldi Recomposed,' talks about his initial adverse reaction to the idea of rewriting Vivaldi, and how Richter's imaginative version thoroughly won him over.
Close your eyes. Pretend it isn't raining (though it is at the place and time of writing, here well after the official first day of spring in New York). And listen up, as Max Richter, Daniel Hope and Vivaldi usher in the latest spring on record.
UPDATE: Classicalite is indeed deeply sadened to report that pianist Alice Herz-Sommer has passed away. She was, as we last reported, 110 years old. Of the fount of tributes pouring in, we like this one from Haaretz best.
This Chanukah, the world’s oldest pianist is celebrating her 110th birthday. Alice Herz-Sommer, these days resident in London, survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp to enjoy a distinguished career.