|Photo by Ranko Djurovic*|
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
An unforgettable Christmas: Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustaf Nordqvist, Engelbert Humperdinck, Franz Schubert, Martin Luther, Irving Berlin, Kalle Moraeus, Nino Rota, Emmy Kohler, Leroy Anderson, Lars-Erik Larsson – Sara Trobäck, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra's Brass Ensemble, Tomas von Brömssen (HD 4K)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048, i. Allegro
(HD 4K / 2160p)
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Your Name Engraved Herein (2020) – A film by Kuang Hui Liu – Edward Chen, Jing Hua Tseng, Fabio Grangeon, David Hao-Chi Chiu, Leon Dai, Jason Wang, Jean-François Blanchard (Download the movie)
Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)
A film by Kuang Hui Liu
Starring: Edward Chen, Jing Hua Tseng, Fabio Grangeon, David Hao-Chi Chiu, Leon Dai, Jason Wang, Jean-François Blanchard
Language: Taiwanese Mandarin
Running time: 118 minutes
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1985 (2018) – A film by Yen Tan – Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung (Download the movie)
Border (2018) – A film by Ali Abbasi – Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Sten Ljunggren, Ann Petrén (Download the movie)
Eastern Boys (2013) – A film by Robin Campillo – Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev (Download the movie)
Die Wand / The Wall (2012) – A film by Julian Roman Pölsler – Starring Martina Gedeck (Download the movie)
Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2015) – A film by Tomer Heymann – Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company (Download the movie)
Out in the Dark (2012) – A film by Michael Mayer – Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jamil Khoury, Alon Pdut, Loai Nofi, Khawlah Hag-Debsy, Maysa Daw, Shimon Mimran (Download the movie)
Call Me by Your Name (2017) – A film by Luca Guadagnino – Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois – James Ivory, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (Download the movie)
Seashore (Beira-Mar), 2015 – A film by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon – Mateus Almada, Maurício Barcellos, Elisa Brittes, Fernando Hart, Ariel Artur, Francisco Gick (Download the movie)
mother! (2017) – A film by Darren Aronofsky – Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer (Download the movie)
Okja (2017) – A film by Bong Joon-ho – Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito, Lily Collins, Shirley Henderson (Download the movie)
Im Keller / In the Basement (2014) – A film by Ulrich Seidl (Download the movie)
Maurice (1987) – A film by James Ivory – James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves (Download the movie)
Shostakovich Against Stalin: The War Symphonies – A Documentary by Larry Weinstein – Netherland Radio Philharmonic, Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (HD 1080p)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) – A film by Stephen Frears – Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg (Download the movie)
Son of Saul (2015) – A film by László Nemes – Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn (Download the movie)
Amour (2012) – A film by Michael Haneke – Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud (Download the movie)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Katerina Izmailova (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), 1966 – A film by Mikhail Shapiro – Galina Vishnevskaya, Konstantin Simeonov
The New Babylon (Novyy Vavilon), 1929 – A film by Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg – Music by Dmitri Shostakovich (HD 1080p)
Farinelli (1994) – A film by Gérard Corbiau – Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein (Download the movie)
Eroica (The Movie, BBC 2003) by Simon Cellan Jones – Ian Hart, Leo Bill, Claire Skinner, Frank Finlay – John Eliot Gardiner (HD 1080p)
Tous les Matins du Monde / All the Mornings of the World / Όλα τα Πρωινά του Κόσμου (1991) – A film by Alain Corneau (Download the movie)
Friday, December 25, 2020
Yekwon Sunwoo plays Franz Schubert (Piano Sonata in C minor) & Maurice Ravel (La Valse) – Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Quarterfinal Round Recital (HD 1080p)
The Sonata in C minor, like the others in the group of three, is strongly influenced by Beethoven, at whose funeral the previous year Schubert had been a pall-bearer. The opening of the Allegro first movement of this sonata is very close to the theme of Beethoven's 32 Piano Variations on a theme (catalogue WoO80), which is also in C minor. There are also reminiscences of Beethoven's "Pathetique" sonata, No.8 Op.13, again in C minor. The second subject is a chorale-like tune in E flat major, the relative major to C minor.
After the repeat of the exposition section, the development continues chromatically, exploring distant keys. At the recapitulation there is a return to the tonic, and the coda dies away in reminiscences of the development section.
The second movement, Adagio, is in A flat major, and structured A-B-A-B-A. Its tranquil opening theme is developed in a way that gives it a darker quality, and in the B sections there is intense chromaticism and forceful, emotion-laden chords. The second appearance of the A and B sections is a semitone higher than before.
The third movement is a menuetto and trio, but far darker and more sombre in mood than the usual classical minuet. The menuetto is in C minor, in two parts, each repeated, the second part containing two bar-long rests that give a disquieting feeling that persists to the end of the movement. The trio is in A flat major, structured A-B-A, with the B section in E flat major.
The sonata-form final movement, Allegro, is again in C minor, and has a rapid, racing 6/8 rhythm reminiscent of a tarantella or a moto perpetuo. The first theme moves from C minor to C major, while the second moves towards C sharp minor. A new theme enters in the development section, progressing to a climax which introduces the recapitulation in which the first theme reappears in shortened form. The wild leaps and bounding arpeggios give the movement a liveliness that is offset by its predominantly minor key colouring, and leave something of the flavour of a dance of death.
♪ Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958 (1828) [2:38]*
♪ La Valse, M.72 (1919-1920), (Transcription for Piano Solo) [36:25]
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
"I know that I haven't mentioned Mozart often in my interviews or at official events", Sunwoo said at a press event Tuesday in southern Seoul. "Mozart is a composer whom I have always loved. It is true I had not thought of him for recordings. But these days, I feel closer to him."
"Mozart piano sonatas have aria-like aspects. Though a pianist, I tried to imagine opera singers and stage directing, imitating the sounds of a string instrument", the Berlin-based artist said, further mentioning that his favorite Mozart opera is "Don Giovanni".
The album consists of two CDs. Sunwoo explained one may be more appropriate for daytime and the other for nighttime listening. The album comes with a score copy of Rondo in A minor, K.511, with handwritten notes by Sunwoo.
"I thought about how I could make the listeners more comfortable while listening to the album. Classical music artists are often not so skilled with words", he said. "I also hope that younger musicians can learn from the notes, seeing how I interpret the scores."
After the recording, Sunwoo took a break from the piano for more than a month – for nearly the first time in his life.
"Things were and still are very uncertain. (The Covid-19 pandemic) is new to everyone. I was depressed... and I tried to stay away (from the piano)", he recounted.
"Then, I started to practice again and realized that I was happy to listen to the sound of the piano. It is a blessing that I can practice the piano and I felt alive. Of course, things are still difficult but I realized why I am living the life of a performer", the pianist said.
Celebrating the release of the first studio album, Sunwoo will go on a nationwide tour from December 30 to January 29, performing in seven cities, including Gwangju, Busan and Daegu. The Seoul engagement of the tour will take place on January 26 at Lotte Concert Hall in southeastern Seoul.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin No.1, BWV 1001, 1. Adagio | Niccolò Paganini: Caprice No. 24 | Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin in G major – Daniel Lozakovich (HD 1080p)
The young Swedish virtuoso violinist Daniel Lozakovich plays the Adagio from the Sonata for Solo Violin No.1, BWV 1001 by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Caprice in A minor, Op.1 No.24 by Niccolò Paganini, and the Sonata for Solo Violin in G major, Op.27 No.5 by Eugène Ysaÿe. Recorded at the Verbier Festival, in the Russian Orthodox Church of Geneva, Switzerland, on July 18, 2020.Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)