I'm thrilled to share with you my entire performance of Barber's Piano Concerto, Op. 38 from Oct. 15th with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Leonard Slatkin. It was such a special and memorable weekend for me! ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
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Feeling much gratitude for the events this past weekend in Detroit: from talking about the film with Leonard Slatkin after a screening at the Royal Starr Film Festival, to seeing my new bonus clip about Barber's Piano Concerto on a monitor at Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall while it played internationally on their concert webcast, after Olga Kern's heroic performance. There's more in the works for the Detroit region, but for now, time to take a breath and revisit the (complex) memories. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
I wish I could go there too. 😣😔😭
Countdown to the Piano Concerto played by Olga Kern, followed by the new bonus clip from this film project about the piece, at the end of this evening that streams to the world at: dso.org/live ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Family's the best! So grateful to my cousin Andrea's boots on the ground in my mom's hometown, getting the word out about next week's screening Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty with guest Leonard Slatkin at Royal Starr Film Festival. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
That’s super, Paul. I just got his new book today (Leading Tones). He talks quite a bit about Barber.
Thank you, Queen City Film Festival (QCFF), for showing this film tomorrow, October 8 at 6pm in Cumberland, Maryland. Looking forward to visiting you again.
Music Block 2: Samuel Barber
Soma & Lil: 6:00 PM, 0:11, Nicolas Iordanou, Sylvia Nicolaides, Cyprus: A music documentary on the art of improvisation. Soma & Lil, a cello improvisation duo based in Denmark, rethink and deconstruct the traditional written music for cello, and develop a more personal way of expression by creating singular compositions that are unique and always changing. (Award winner)
Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty: 6:12 PM, 1:42, H. Paul Moon, USA: Known for his mournful “Adagio for Strings," Samuel Barber was never quite fashionable. This acclaimed film is a probing exploration of his music and melancholia. Performance, oral history, musicology, and biography combine to explore the life and music of one of America's greatest composers. Featuring Thomas Hampson, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop and many more of the world's leading experts on Barber's music, with tributes from composers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson and William Schuman. The Philadelphia Inquirer acclaimed the film's “great visual polish," adding that the “extremely impressive array of...so much visual evidence is astounding.” Composition:Today called it a “remarkable success that rewrites the rules of documentary filmmaking, " and MusicWeb International wrote: “This lavishly illustrated documentary...proclaims the meticulous labour, inspiration and persuasive powers of H. Paul Moon and his subject: the life and music of Samuel Barber. This a bejewelled production that steers a rewarding course between moving things along yet staying still long enough to inform, surprise and please.” (Filmmaker anticipated to appear, Award winner) ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago