• citat 13

    Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.


    Martin Luther
  • citat 2

    A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.


    Leopold Stokowski
  • citat 1

    A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.


    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • citat 8

    Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • citat 3

    Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page


    Tori Amos, Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel
  • citat 10

    Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

    Kahlil Gibran
  • citat 9

    Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.

    Douglas Adams
  • citat 6

    I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.

    John Barrowman
  • citat 5

    Don't be a drag. Just be a queen

    Lady Gaga
  • citat 4

    Finally a real fortissimo!

    Gustav Mahler, when seeing the Niagara falls
  • citat 11

    If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.

    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  • citat 7

    I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things


    Tom Waits
  • citat 12

    My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

    Martin Luther

Multimedia






G.F. Handel: Ombra mai fu, Xerxes. This little clip started my Russian career after a conductor happened to see it on Youtube. +38 degrees that evening, 34 huge electrical fans around the church, all windows open to the streets outside. When the old pipe organ broke down 30 minutes before the concert, we found an electrical keyboard in a corner. Church of St. John the Baptist, Secunderabad, India.



G. Mahler: Liebst du um Schönheit, Swedish Chamber Orchestra


G. Verdi: Liber scriptus, Messa da Requiem, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie


B. Britten: The Salley Gardens, Matti Hirvonen, piano


S. Rachmaninov: O ne grusti, Matti Hirvonen, piano


G. Caccini: Amarilli, Andreas Edlund, harpsichord


J.S. Bach: Erbarme dich, St. Matthew Passion, Gothenburg Cathedral