George Gershwin: The Outrageous Glissando That Woke Up America

Around thirty years ago, the American composer, pianist and conductor Marvin Hamlisch said that it is not that difficult to comprehend the ‘’ingredients of Gershwin’s musical greatness”. It was, according to him, ”hot jazz, soulful blues melodies and the Old world music”, brought to America by the Jewish immigrants. Still, Hamlisch who is best known for […]

Sergei Rachmaninoff: In Search Of Homeland

As the famous conductor Valery Gergiev once said, there is no musician that could skip Sergei Rachmaninoff in his way of becoming a pianist. To this day this hasn’t changed, and it’s the same with classical music devotees – Rachmaninoff simply cannot be skipped. I would say, and it is not a subjective opinion, that […]

Remembering Debussy (1862 – 1918): The Imaginary Getaway

What would music sound like today, if there was never a Clause Debussy – the first modernist composer that inspired Ravel, Messiaen, Stravinsky, Bartok, Glass and many other artists that marked the music of the 20th Century? They aren’t the only ones – if you are a jazz fan, you’ve probably stumbled across the name of […]

Бранислава Подрумац: Девојка са калеидоскопским очима

Не постоји бољи начин да размрдате лењу зимску недељу од одласка у позориште, било да је у питању концерт или представа. Још је лепши осећај када за уметност не морате да идете много даље од свог комшилука – знају они који живе у околини центра града. Ако сте из Земуна међутим, онда је за вас […]

Nemanja Radulovic: The Strings Of Life

–          Do you like classical music? –          Most certainly! Especially Bach, the perfection of harmony and mathematic accuracy… –          I love it! Mostly Mozart, he calms me down. –          No one is equal to Wagner, everything ends with him! –          Yes! Rachmaninoff’s pieces have elements that no composer managed to unite. –         Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Satie… –          Yes, […]

Jacqueline Du Pré: Creating The Rainbow

She’s like a rainbow Coming, colors in the air Oh, everywhere She comes in colors. Have you seen her dressed in blue? See the sky in front of you And her face is like a sail Speck of white so fair and pale Have you seen a lady fairer? She shoots colors all around  Like […]

Pogorelic in Belgrade: Dreaming of a Concert

After almost 30 years, Pogorelic is back in Belgrade. The tickets were sold out after only three hours. The fact that they vanished in one afternoon tells us how much the audience longed for him and with what impatience he was welcomed in the city where he was born and where he started to play […]

Ticket To Heaven

Before it became the ’famous love theme from the Godfather’ Speak softly to me – which was the English title for the song (with similar translation in other languages) – it already had its more comic origin in the movie Fortunella from 1958 (that was the reason why Rota didn’t get the Oscar for music […]

Winter Sun ☀

”We love someone not because that someone deserves our love entirely and exclusively over others, but because we “poured sun rays onto that one person which gild and single them out from anything else in the world!” You have probably heard about solar systems having two suns, but have you ever wondered about your inner […]

Rooms of Splendour

Someone once said that if we want to be happy we need good health and a bad memory! As far as the memory is concerned, we don’t have to worry too much… Sometimes, some of them are resolved to stay with us forever, and we could say that they make us healthier!  But when it […]