Romantic Duel

Miguel's Amaya, general director of INAEM, Francisco Lorenzo, director of the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM) and the orchestra director James Conlon, via delayed video message from Los Angeles, have presented this morning at the National Music Auditorium the VI edition of ONLY MUSIC! “ROMANTIC DUEL”. This is how the program of the new edition of this biennial musical marathon is revealed, that he CNDM and the National Music Auditorium (both units of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, INAEM, under the Ministry of Culture and Sports), organized for ten years to commemorate the "Day of Music", commemoration is celebrated throughout Europe every 21 June with the arrival of the summer solstice.

Under the suggestive title of “Romantic Duel”And supported by a striking image by the Madrid illustrator Iván Solbes, the new edition of ONLY MUSIC! aims to, like the previous ones, turn into a big party, in a day of celebration in which the Auditorium opens its doors wide to everyone, reaching out to new audiences, especially those not used to the experience of live classical music. All this through great quality concerts, led by top-notch teachers, with the best orchestras on the national scene and at affordable prices.

Previous editions of ONLY MUSIC!, held in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 Y 2019, gathered about 100.000 viewers.

Unlike previous editions in which the musical marathon was held over a full day, on this occasion and observing the security measures imposed by the current health situation, the session will take place over a full weekend, with four concerts distributed between the Friday 18, Saturday 19 Y Sunday 20 of June.

These concerts will have as their central axis the symphonies No 1, 2, 3 Y 4 Schumann and Brahms -eight symphonies in total- in a friendly "romantic duel" in which these two emblematic musicians of Romanticism, closely linked to each other on a personal level they “face” in an exciting vis a vis led by a single teacher: James Conlon, one of the most brilliant and versatile music directors on the world scene. As stated James Conlon, “Interpreting these eight symphonies is a challenge for any conductor, a tour de force in which it is necessary to find the balance between the search for formal perfection and the creative freedom of romanticism ". This new edition of ONLY MUSIC! It is the first to have a foreign conductor, so our biennial appointment reaches a more international profile. At the same time, and to bring this exciting marathon to a successful conclusion, James Conlon will lead four of the most important Spanish orchestras: National Orchestra of Spain, Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon Y National Youth Orchestra of Spain.

The two protagonists of this new edition of ONLY MUSIC!, Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Y Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), they respond to the paradigms of the artists of the romantic generation, for whom the central axis of existence was passionate and often unrequited love, the exaltation of feelings, the admiration of nature and the dramatic power of landscapes, as well as an undeniable tragic feeling of life; the latter aspect that in the case of Schumann became a reality in his turbulent biography. Both composers shared a deep and enriching friendship, being Brahms admirer of Clara, Schumann's wife, in turn pianist and composer, and undeniable source of inspiration for the work of the two musicians. Brahms's work, 22 years younger than Schumann, was greatly influenced by his.

According to the teacher Conlon, "We are faced with two different but complementary visions of Romanticism, the work of two authors who wrote some of the most moving and brilliant pages of this entire period ". They both composed respectively 4 great symphonic works, whose "integral" -eight symphonies- can be heard in this new edition of ONLY MUSIC!

The complete program of ONLY MUSIC 2021! is the following:

Friday 18 of June
symphony No. 1 Schumann
symphony No. 1 Brahms

Saturday 19 of June
symphony No. 2 Schumann
symphony No. 2 Brahms

symphony No. 3 Schumann
symphony No. 3 Brahms

Sunday 20 of June
symphony No. 4 Schumann
symphony No. 4 Brahms

Subscriptions from 15 of April, individual locations as of 12 of May

ONLY MUSIC! maintains its goal of opening live music to all audiences, offering affordable prices for a musical experience of excellence. A) Yes, the "integral romantics" who wish to attend the entire cycle in the Symphonic Hall of the National Auditorium may do so by purchasing a fertilizer from between 14 Y 42 euros for 4 concerts; another option are the mixed fertilizers, from 8 a 24 euros (include 2 concerts in two modalities: 2 concerts in the morning, “Romantic matinees” or 2 evening concerts, "Romantic evenings").
The single locations They are priced 5 a 15 euros for the general public and 4 a 12 euros for children 30 years. The ticket sales will be available from the 15 April to 11 of May and the single locations from 12 of May in the usual sales channels of the CNDM (ticket offices of the National Auditorium and the INAEM network of theaters, tel 91 193 93 21 and the web

ONLY MUSIC! is possible thanks to regular collaborators of the National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM), how are the National Orchestra of Spain and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (both units also from INAEM), the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla and Leon, as well as the collaboration of Spanish radio and television, which will offer content related to this new edition within its program dedicated to classical music.

James Conlon, the most demanding baton

James Conlon, one of the most versatile and prestigious directors of today, has cultivated a vast symphonic repertoire, operatic and choral. He has conducted virtually every major symphony orchestra in the United States and Europe since his debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1974. Thanks to his tours around the world, his extensive discography and videography, numerous trials, frequent appearances in the media and their lectures, James Conlon is one of the most recognized classical music performers of our time.
James Conlon is from 2006 musical director of the Los Angeles Opera and in September 2021 will take over as artistic advisor to the Baltimore Opera. He has been principal conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin, Italy (2016-20); Principal conductor of the Paris Opera (1995-2004); General Director of Music of the City of Cologne, Germany (1989-2003), conducting simultaneously the Gürzenich Orchestra and the Cologne Opera; and musical director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (1983-1991). He has worked as musical director of the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony (2005-15), and is currently the award-winning musical director of the Cincinnati May Festival, the oldest choral festival in the United States, where he was musical director during 37 years (1979-2016), marking one of the longest terms of any director of an American classical music institution.

As a guest conductor at the Metropolitan, has directed more than 270 performances since his debut in 1976. He has also directed at major opera houses and festivals, like the Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival, La Scala, Rome Opera, Mariinsky, Covent Garden, Chicago Lyric Opera and Florentine Musical Mayo Theater.
As musical director of the Los Angeles Opera since 2006, James Conlon has directed more performances than any other director in company history; till the date, almost 400 representations of more than 50 different operas of more than 20 composers. Highlights of his tenure at the Los Angeles Opera include directing the first cycle of Ring nibelungo of the company; the start of the innovative Recovered Voices series, an ongoing commitment to staging 20th century European opera masterpieces that were suppressed by the Third Reich. Among the performances he directs during the season 2020-21 of the company is a staging of The anonymous lover, by Joseph Bologne, Knight of St. George, a prominent black composer from 18th century France. Conlon will once again perform live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in productions of Don Giovanni, Mozart, Y Aida, in Verdi.

In an effort to draw attention to lesser-known works by composers silenced by the Nazi regime, James Conlon has dedicated himself to an extensive programming of this music in Europe and North America.. In 1999 received the Zemlinsky Award, based in Vienna, for his efforts to bring that composer's music to international attention; in 2013 received the Roger E Award. Joseph at the Jewish Institute of Religion at Hebrew Union College for his extraordinary efforts to eradicate racial and religious discrimination and prejudice; and in 2007 received the Crystal Globe award from the Anti-Defamation League. His work on behalf of suppressed composers led to the creation of the OREL Foundation, a must-have resource on the subject for music lovers, students, musicians and academics, and the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at Colburn School.

James Conlon's extensive discography and videography can be found on the Bridge labels, Capriccio, Decca, EMI, Erato y Sony Classical. His recordings of Los Angeles Opera productions have received four Grammy Awards., two respectively for The ghosts of Versailles, by John Corigliano, Y Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Kurt Weill.

James Conlon has four honorary doctorates and has received many other awards. He was nombrado Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy. He was also appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and, in 2002, personally accepted the highest honor in the country, the Legion of Honor, from the hands of the then president of France, Jacques Chirac.


I was returning to Teatro de la Zarzuela, al Lied cycle co-produced with the CNDM, one of our favorite baritones, Christian Gerhaher, accompanied on the piano by his inseparable Gerold Huber, in what will be a short national tour. After this recital they arrive at the Palau Les Arts in Valencia on 10 February and at the Arriaga Theater in Bilbao on 12 February. All three with this same program.

On this occasion Gerhaher addresses a typically romantic repertoire with the presence of two authors, Robert Schumann y Claude Debussy. Two authors of different characters and textures that have been inserted in the programming. This requires great interpretive solvency to maintain the personality of both composers and that our baritone and his companion perform with extraordinary ease.. Another thing is to think about the success and coherence of this stylistic combination.

The 20 Schumann songs belonging to Six chants, Songs and singing Y Three chants, can be considered as of its later stage. A more relaxed Schubet, less interested in politics, unlike Wagner, that never left her, and more concerned with reaching a wider audience. This was noticed in his music that, although it preserved the quality, ceased to have the initial originality and focused on topical romantic descriptions. For this he used texts by somewhat minor poets, with which he could give prominence to simpler themes.

The nature of these songs showed, as, in the interpretation. Gerhaher outlines them masterfully and with the uniformity they express. So we miss the intensity of works with more depth load. Its emission in these repertoires requires great vocal agility, something Gerhaher owns, and a less baritonal timbre, who also knows how to drive. The result is a flatter recital than others to which the German baritone has us accustomed.

The variety of hues and colors came with Debussy's songs. Six total, Three songs from France Y Trais poemes by Stéphane Mallamé. Small musical delicacies with which Gerhaher demonstrated his vocal versatility and which Huber accompanied masterfully. Here the piano surpassed the voice. Gerhaher knows how to be accompanied by a Huber who knows him perfectly and always enhances the work of the voice.

The applause of an always enthusiastic audience led them to offer two tips. The first a lied of the protagonist of the night, Schumann, and another from Mendelssohn, to conclude this recital of one of the most notable couples in the Lied Cycle.

Photograph (c) Rafa Martin

He National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) in coproduction with the Teatro de la Zarzuela, will present next Monday 2 from December (20h00), at XXVI Ciclo the Song, to the German lyric tenor Christoph Prégardien with the English pianist Julius Drake. The program chosen for this event will consist of the liederísticas pages Viennese composer Franz Schubert giving life to the poetry Ernst Schulze, next to one of the basic series of work schumanniana, 'Song cycle', on. 39, in which the author focuses on the poética de Joseph von Eichendorff.

tickets, with a General price 8 a 35 euros, and are on sale at the box office of the Teatro de la Zarzuela, INAEM theaters, Y 902 22 49 49.

Precise vocal control, clear diction, intelligent musicality and ability to reach the heart with all that singing assure Christoph Prégardien a place among the most important lyric tenors of the world. He performs regularly with orchestras around the world, as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, la Staatskapelle Dresden o la de Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

His broad orchestral repertoire includes the great oratorios baroque, classical and romantic, as well as works of the seventeenth century (Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, Heinrich Schütz) and XX (Benjamin Britten, Killmayer, Wolfgang Rihm, Igor Stravinsky). Especially appreciated as lied singer, their engagements this season include a tour of the United States and recitals at the Temple Church, el Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw or Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Schubertíada of Vilabertran. Christoph Prégardien He has acted in two editions of the Lied: WE (99–00), accompanied by piano Michael Gees, y IX (02–03), next to Juliane Banse, Ingeborg Danz Y Olaf Baer; accompanied on the piano by Wolfram Rieger.

Photograph: Jean-Baptiste Millot

This morning, He presented the nineteenth edition of Music Festival Tres Cantos "Diacronías", which will take place 27 September to 26 October, at Municipal Theater and the Auditorium of the Cultural Center "Adolfo Suárez" Madrid's town of Tres Cantos. The act, held at the Municipal Theater in Tres Cantos, It was attended by Jesus Moreno, Mayor of Tres Cantos, Alfonso Carraté, Festival director, Federico seen, President of the Territorial Council of Madrid SGAE and Maider Mugica, Deputy Director of the National Center for Music Dissemination (CNDM).

True to its firm commitment to the new creation in our country, Alfonso Carraté, Festival artistic director, He has scheduled a total of eight concerts, in which premieres of prominent composers and songwriters like Marisa Manchado be heard, María Eugenia Luc, Pilar Jurado, Mario Carro, Pastor Alejandro, Consuelo Díez, Octavio Vázquez, Pavel Carmona Jose Ayala and Ana Silva.

Following the success of previous editions host, the direction of the festival tricantino bet again for the format of theme weekends in this new edition, which opens on Friday with the traditional family concert: the premiere of Georges
& Thomas tricantino composer Mario Carro, by Neopercusión, Zackstudio (animation) and Fernando Pérez (videoarte), which is part of the weekend "multidisciplinary Concerts» (27 Y 28 of September), in which music interacts with other disciplines.

The next day, Epos scenic drama will be presented (music, drama and speech) the participation of Marta Knörr (mezzo soprano), Raul Marcos (actor) and Sergio Blardony (electronics), among others. Women will be the main protagonist of Finde "They make music" (4 Y 5 October), which will feature the presence of known Spanish and international performers and composers, and pay tribute to Clara Schumann in its bicentennial: Isabel Villanueva will offer the concert entitled "Three centuries for viola feminine", with works by Ana Silva, Clara Schumann, Pilar Jurado and Rebecca Clarke; the duo formed by the mezzo-soprano Elena Gragera and pianist Antonio Cardó perform works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Paulina García Viardot, Matilde Salvador, Consuelo Díez, Marisa Manchado, Clara Janes or Alma Mahler, among other. The third thematic Finde (18 Y 19 October) It is titled "Camera": pianist Xavier Ricarte offer the recital 'Hispanic Breezes ", in which sound works by Ravel, Manuel Castillo, Pastor Alejandro, Benet Casablancas, César Cano, David del Puerto and José Luis Turina, among others; Instrumental Group Siglo XX, formed by Florian Vlashi (violin and direction), Dominique Malec (fiddle), Raymond Arteaga (viola), y Ruslana Prokopenko (cello), will present "Romantic Sonata ', with works by Ramon Otero Moreira, Octavio Vázquez, Manuel Balboa, Consuelo Díez, and Maria de Pablos.

The last theme Finde, «Ensembles» (25 Y 26 October), Sigma Project meet the Quartet with the program "Ithaca" (works of Jesus Torres, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Pavel Carmona y Beethoven), and the resident group Festival, Sax-Ensemble, directed by Santiago Serrate, with works of Jesus Villa-Rojo, María Eugenia Luc and William Walton (Anthony Madigan, storyteller).

As in previous editions, the tricantino festival continues to strongly support the promotion of young values, and this year will count with the participation of the winner of the Award for the Best Contemporary Music Performance of the Intercentros Melómano, and the winners of the International Composition Competition "Maria de Pablos' and Students Competition Composition Katarina Gurska Senior Center.

An educational concert in collaboration with Tribuna Sax-Ensemble and the 6th Composition Course, in collaboration with the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM), and that this year will be taught by Maria Eugenia Luc, complete the offer of the 19th Music Festival Tres Cantos "Diacronías".

Florian Boesch

Last 9 April we were about to hear in the Teatro de la Zarzuela the recital 6 of the Lied to the National Center for Dissemination of Music organizes every year. Antonio Moral, director, He came to the microphone stage at hand to explain the events that occurred during the weekend and alter the representation. Let's start thinking that the proposed merger between the Teatro Real and the Teatro de la Zarzuela in the latter triggered a series of mysterious events, although duly justified, they will need the work of an exorcist more than a few ministerial interventions.

Del Moral explained that the holder of the concert, Anna Lucia Richter, He had canceled their participation due to illness and became replaced by Julia Kleiter, and another young soprano located on the immediate horizon Lied Cycle. But Friday also suspended due to illness, which he left Antonio Moral a narrow margin for maneuver solved, as he himself said, pulling your friends. This is where it appears Florian Boesch. Austrian baritone is well known in this cycle and their makeshift, but very well chosen, Program, He was accompanied by Justus Zeyen on the piano, whose mastery at the keyboard contributed to the success of the recital.

The first part was devoted to Schubert poems by Goethe dedicated to the mythological Greece, Prometheus, D 674, Group from the tartar, D 583, Grezen of humanity, D 716, There Pilgrim, D 794, Calm sea, D 216 y The gods of Greece, D 677. He finished the first half with Gesänge des Harfners, D 478, Harpist songs that Boesch narrates with great expressiveness and Zeyen accompanies the piano as if it were the sound of a harp.

The second part was devoted to Schumann and three groups of songs on texts Heinrich Heine. Poor Peter. On. 53, song cycle, on. 24 y songs of Harfners, on. 98a. Boesch has an appreciable volume of voice at the service of its serious, which gives depth interpretation. Perhaps the nuances worst off, but it compensates with great interpretive sensitivity.

A recital, after the first surprise cancellations, was a success. And some performers who did enjoy an audience who thanked effort.

Dezsö Ranki

It is one of the best Hungarian pianists of his generation with András Schiff Y Zoltán Kocsis, along with an old acquaintance of Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo. In this 23rd season, Dezsö Ranki returns to the Auditorio Nacional to offer a concert next 24 April in which he will perform works of Mozart (Sonata K.570 in B flat major), and two of the great masters of Romanticism, one of his favorite periods. If trata Schumann (Humoreske op.20) y Brahms (Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel op.24).

Ranki is a renowned interpreter of classical repertoire (Mozart, Beethoven), Romantic (Schubert, Schumann) and contemporary (Bartók, Kurtág). With a great international career, usually it operates in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, Japan and America, in cities like London (Queen Elisabeth y Wigmore Hall), Paris (Châtelet, City Theater), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Berlin, Vienna (Wiener Festwochen), Milan, San Francisco, Montreal y Toronto. Ranki is invited regularly to the most important festivals in the world, among which are those of Lucerne, Ascona, Prague Spring, Weimar, Montpellier, Barn Meslay, Roque d’Anthéron, Folle Journée in Nantes is Tokyo, Romantic Festivals of Nohant there Lockenhaus, among others.

This pianist studied at the Franz Liszt Academy with Pal Kadosa and won the First Prize Robert Schumann 1969. Since then, He has given concerts in most European countries, America and Japan. It also acts internationally renowned orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic included, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchester National de France, NHK de Tokyo, Konzerthausorchester Berlín, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Budapest Festival Orchestra Orchestra are Royal Philharmonic of Liege, among other. He has also shared the stage with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Kurt Sanderling, Jeffrey Tate, Frans Brüggen, Ivan Fischer, Lorin Maazel, Daniele Gatti, Zoltán Kocsis, Antoni Wit, Douglas Boyd y Nikolaj Znaider.

He recently made a tour of recitals and performances with the Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo in Japan. During the last season he has performed with the Orchester National de France, bajo la batuta de Daniele Gatti, y con Stuttgart chamber orchestra, under the direction of Matthias Foremny. Some of his engagements included performances with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Karel Mark Chichon along with the Orchester National Montpellier on the orders of Michael Schønwandt, as well as recitals in Roque d'Anthéron and another tour of Japan last November.

Dezsö Ranki has recorded for Teldec labels, Quint Records and Denon. His interpretation of studies op.10, Chopin, It was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles-Cros. His recording of microcosm, Bela Bartok de, for Teldec, He won great critical acclaim. Ranki also acts in recitals for two pianos and piano four hands with Edit Klukon. His last recording on CD includes works by Satie and Liszt.

This will be the fourth concert of the 23rd season of Great Performers Series of the Scherzo Foundation, It has scheduled nine concerts this time along 2018. further, Gustavo Dudamel, which garnered a huge, resounding success in the previous season- returns to the cycle with an extraordinary concert in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Between January and December 2018, experienced pianists, como Mitsuko Uchida, Grigori Sokolov, Radu Lupu a Murray Perahia, They will share the stage with young and prominent artists as Yuja Wang, Benjamin Grosvernor o Jan Lisiecki.

The ticket price is set from the 25 euros. Young people under 26 years may attend concerts 10 euros going to the National Auditorium box office half an hour before the start of the concert. Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by El País and Cadena Ser, They have acted almost a hundred pianists in more than 200 concerts. These figures have become one of the best cycles of its kind in Europe.


National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours

  1. A. MOZART

Sonata in B flat major K.570


Humoreske op.20


Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel op.24

Duo Regen

Theaters Canal Madrid present Brahms y Schumann: love, music and friendship, un concierto de violín y piano interpretado por el Duo Regen dentro de los Conciertos en Familia del Ciclo Ibercaja de Música el próximo sábado 11 November in the Green Room at 12am.

Clara and Robert Schumann married in 1840 tras años de secreto romance en los que los intercambios de material temático y la simbología musical plagaron la producción musical de ambos. Música y amor fueron una constante indisoluble que continuó más allá de la prematura muerte de Robert en 1856. Brahms conoció a los Schumann en 1853 y desde el primer momento establecieron una compleja relación de amistad y admiración mutua.

Tras la pérdida de Robert, Brahms contribuyó al sustento de la familia y mantuvo esa ambigua relación con Clara, con la que se sentía plenamente ligado hasta el punto de necesitar su aprobación antes de publicar sus obras.

Este programa pretende ser un homenaje a esta historia así como reivindicar la figura de Clara como compositora, que tuvo que superar los prejuicios imperantes en la época acerca del papel de la mujer

El duo Regen está formado por el violinista David Otero Aragoneses and pianist Rubén Ramiro. Rubén Ramiro está especializado en la interpretación de música española, aunque en sus conciertos incluye otras obras del repertorio clásico. La crítica ha destacado su adaptación a los requisitos técnicos y estilísticos de cada época y su articulación limpia y ligera. Meanwhile, David Otero Aragoneses ha sido ganador por concurso oposición de la prestigiosa beca Fulbright para la ampliación de estudios artísticos en los Estados Unidos de América.

Se trata de uno de los conciertos en familia del Ciclo Ibercaja de Música, a series of 8 morning concerts with which aims to bring the whole family different stories, anecdotes and curiosities through music. Cada concierto tendrá una historia que contar y, para ello se utilizarán todos los canales posibles: la caracterización, la narración, la evocación y siempre, music.

In its ninth edition, Ibercaja Music Series consolidates its activity while maintaining a seal of quality and innovation, directing its offer to all audiences, preserving the commitment to educational concerts and family, in an entertaining format, both, formative. Hand of JORCAM, a young project with a great connection with society, This cycle is designed to provide an opportunity for young performers, so they can share their talent and creativity.

Youth Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid (JORC), in its various formations (youth Orchestra, Young and Young Child Camerata Singers and BBVA Foundation) It consists of a 370 young boys (210 instrumentalists and around 160 voices). Its main objective is to expand and develop the musical knowledge to facilitate and prepare its members for future access to professional groups. This learning is done through knowledge and practice of choral and orchestral repertoire, experience in chamber groups, comprehensive participation in artistic projects such as dance, musical theater, the opera, etc.


Complete works for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms

Sonata no 1 in G major, on. 78
I. Lively, but not too much
II. Slowly
III. Allegro molto moderato

Sonata no 2 in most, on. 100
I. Cheerful lovable
II. Andante tranquillo
III. Allegretto grazioso (almost Andante)

Sonata no 3 in D minor, on. 108
I. Allegro
II. Slowly
III. A little early and sentiment
IV. Soon shaken


In more than a dozen times Christian Zacharias It has jumped on the stage National Auditorium of hand Fundación Scherzo. The conductor also arrives at this 22th edition of the Great Performers Series with a concert next Tuesday 9 of May, to 19:30 hours, at the National Auditorium of Music. The action program includes three of the Romantic composers favorite Zacharias: Beethoven, Schubert Y Schumann.

The qualities that have made this pianist one of the most famous current music scene also led him to his greatest recognition as a conductor, director of festivals, musical thinker, writer and broadcaster. Zacharias maintains an active career as a concert pianist, It works with leading directors and directs most renowned orchestras; many of his recordings have received international awards.

He was artistic and principal conductor of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Among his recordings with this group highlights its complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos, which he won the Diapason d'Or, Shock the World y el ECHO Klassik.

Zacharias was “Artistic partner” the Chamber Orchestra of St. Paul since the season 2009/10. It also maintains close ties with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, He is the Chief Guest for many years, and regularly works with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra of Manchester, La Residence Orchestra The Hague, the Orchester National de Lyon, la Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (with whom he recently recorded Mozart), Bamberger Symphoniker or the Gurzenich Orchestra Cologne. In recent years he has turned his attention to opera, which he has led him to work in productions such as La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart), así como on ópera buffa Le nozze di Figaro and La Belle Hélène, from Offenbach. He has also worked on three films from 1990: Domenico Scarlatti In sevilla, Robert Schumann – the poet speaks (IN HER, Paris) y Between stage and greenroom (WDR-Art).

In 2015, Zacharias was part of the jury of the International Piano Competition Clara Haskil; a position he will occupy this year. During the season 2016/17, pianist act, among other concerts, with the Orchester de Paris as director, soloist and chamber musician. In several performances with the Orchester National de Lille will address his recital Schumann It is including four symphonies and his big solo concerts.

Zacharias debuted in Great Performers Year 1998 and he has performed on numerous occasions, including the opening concert of the 19th edition. This season organized by the Foundation Scherzo cycle, the number 22, It began with the recital offered by the pianist Daniil Trifonov. Between January and November 2017 They are scheduled ten concerts that will bring together musicians from Sokolov, Javier Perianes, Angela Hewitt O Ashkenazy.


National Music Auditorium, 19:30 hours
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F. SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No. 4 D minor 537
L. V. BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 27 E minor op.90; Piano Sonata No. 30 Mi Mayor op.109

R. SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze op.6

MAtthias Goerne

The cycle is a coproduction between Teatro de la Zarzuela and the National Broadcasting Music Center. Baritone disciple mythical Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Goerne is one of the most significant names in the genre Regular cycle Lied, This time it comes with a program that has Robert Schumann, one of the leading exponents of German song, starring

He XXIII Ciclo the Song You will receive next Monday, 27 February (20:00h), at Teatro de la Zarzuela, one of the great baritones of this genre: Matthias Goerne. The German interpreter, disciple of the legendary baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and career liederística sublime, He has chosen Schumann as the backbone of its program in Madrid. The piano will accompany Alexander Schmalcz. Tickets for these concerts, with a general price 8 a 35 euros, They are on sale at the box office of Teatro de la Zarzuela, INAEM theaters, and using the telephone number 902 22 49 49.

Matthias Goerne, natural de Weimar (Germany), He studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf y Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He collaborates with leading orchestras and conductors in the world in the most important concert halls, opera houses and festivals, as the Royal Opera House, Teatro Real, operas in Paris and Vienna and the Metropolitan in New York. Their roles range from Wolfram, Amfortas, Kurwenal, Wotan and Orest to the main roles of Wozzeck by Alban Berg, Bluebeard's Castle Béla Bartók, and Hindemith's Mathis der Maler. For his recordings have received numerous awards, including four Grammy nominations, one ICMA award and a recently Diapason d'Or. After his legendary recordings with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alfred Brendel just recorded a series of 11 CDs de lieder de Schubert con Christoph Eschenbach y Elisabeth Leonskaja. From 2001 a 2005 fue profesor honorario de canto en la Music Academy Robert Schumann de Dusseldorf, and in 2001 He was named Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In season 15/16 he starred with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov, the Orchester de Paris, la London Philharmonic y Christoph Eschenbach, the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and Manfred Honeck, y la New York Philharmonic Christoph von Dohnányi, la Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich's and Lionel Bringuier, the Swedish Radio Symphony and Daniel Harding and the NHK Symphony and Paavo Järvi, and a series of readings with Daniil Trifonov, Markus Hinterhäuser, Alexander Schmalcz and the Ebène Quartet at Lincoln Center in New York, Opera San Francisco, Wigmore Hall in London, Lille Opera, the Philharmonie de Paris, el Fine Arts Bruselas, it Gulbenkian Lisbon, Abu Dhabi, the Schubertiade Hohenems and the Sydney Festival, among other rooms. Orest will sing at the Vienna State Opera debut as Wotan and the concert version of Wagner's Walküre with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden. In August 2016 He has been invited to numerous festivals, including Salzburg and Verbier.

Christian Gerhaher

offered Christian Gerhaher its traditional recital in the Lied cycle CNDM at Teatro de la Zarzuela. He did, also as always, accompanied by his faithful Gerold Hubert. This time a selection of works Schumann of the song book (Book of songs). Schaumann works composed in 1840, its most fertile year in composition of such works, how good commercial acceptance had at the time. Schumann happy marriage, despite economic woes, He meant a mighty source of inspiration in this type of repertoire.

Considered one of the best lieder today, Christian Gerhaher in each performance confirms the quality of his instrument and its technical. Without apparent effort he is able to move the piano to the middle voice and this to a strong full voice overwhelms for its intensity. The clarity of timbre, unusual in a lyrical baritone as he, oozes hues. His diction and phrasing are impeccable and elegant singing its line. Passes the drama more content to more overwhelmed and always with remarkable expressiveness. The most trivial text will always full of content.

Pianist Hubert Gerold, always aware of it, in that tandem perfectly attuned both have built, they have the capacity, one voice and one piano, accentuating each sentence with the appropriate character. always offering a work of extraordinary thoroughness.

Sarah Connolly

The cycle is a coproduction between the Teatro de la Zarzuela and the National Broadcasting Music Center Y, And it is composed of 9 concerts scheduled October 2016 to June 2017

The British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play, accompanied by Julius Drake al piano, he Schumann song cycle on poems by the Danish writer

Madrid, 16 December 2016.- The Teatro de la Zarzuela will host the next Monday, 19 from December, to 20 hours, the Cycle XXIII Lied co-produced by the National Center for Musical Diffusion (CNDM). On this occasion they present the British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, which will be accompanied by Julius Drake, indispensable name within the pianists of this genre. In this appointment, at Teatro de la Zarzuela to 20 hours, Connolly will play the four romantics Hans Christian Andersen Lieder (Songs about poems by Hans Christian Andersen) Schumann, based on poems by the Danish writer. Works by Brahms, Gurney y Rodney Bennett, in addition to the acquaintances Rückert-Lieder by Mahler will complete the program of the last concert of the cycle before Christmas. Tickets for this concert, with a general price 8 a 35 euros, and are on sale at the box office of Teatro de La Zarzuela, INAEM theaters, Y 902 22 49 49.

Monday 19 DECEMBER at 20:00 hours at the Teatro de la Zarzuela

Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann finally offer its expected recital in the Teatro Real, which replaces the She canceled last 10 from January for acute sinusitis. The only time the tenor has sung at the Teatro Real was the 14 March 1999 to replace the tenor Zoltan Todorovich, a vocal condition which prevented play the title role of La clemenza di Tito, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. curiously, coinciding with his recital, It will be in the same opera scene, between 19 and the 28 of November.

Kaufmann will, well, his debut as a singer of lieder Real next 22 of November, Music's day, with an attractive and committed program, where it will showcase its renowned talent and versatility, which reconciles excellent dramatic talent for the most demanding opera roles, with great depth and sensitivity in the most sensitive readings of chamber music repertoire.

The program will offer Real, alongside veteran pianist Helmut German ─su faithful traveling companion in this type of recitales─, you will notice the ductility and refinement of Kaufmann when passing through the evocative songs of Schumann, Liszt, Henri Duparc y Richard Strauss, They are drinking from the same desire to express emotion with music unspeakable words.

The tenor opened his recital with the cycle of lieder on poems by Justinus Kerner, what Robert Schumann (1810-1856) He composed in one of the happiest years of his short life fecund, in which he wrote 139 Inventive amazing songs. It will continue with exotic melodies Henri Duparc (1848-1933), written in youth, before its creator neurasthenia truncated breath.

In the second part will address the passionate Kaufmann Three sonnets of Petrarch, what Franz Liszt (1811-1886) He reviewed along 15 years, creating a triptych that reflects the infinite spectrum of romantic emotions.

The recital will conclude with a selection of songs Richard Strauss (1864-1949), rescued from different cycles and periods of his prolific career, with which Kaufmann travel from the confessional intimacy to the most heroic expression, in a kaleidoscope of atmospheres that may enhance his versatility as an interpreter of lieder.

Ivo Pogorelich

"Neither radical, or controversial. I do not have time to devote to these considerations. All I've tried always been play the piano well. I owe the public and I am fully aware of it ". IVO POGORELICH

Pianist Ivo Pogorelich returns next 2 February to cycle Great Performers of Scherzo to inaugurate its 21st season with a varied program that includes works by Liszt, Schumann, Brahms Y Stravinsky in the National Auditorium. The program this year includes 11 concerts and the next one will be in charge of Lang Lang he 1 of March.

Born in Belgrade in 1958, Ivo Pogorelich received his first piano class at the age of seven and at the age of twelve he moved to Moscow to study at the Central School of Music and later at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 1976 began intensive studies with the famous pianist and teacher Aliza Kezeradze, who have you been married to since 1980 until his premature death in 1996. In 1978 Ivo Pogorelich won the Casagrande International Competition in Terni (Italy) and in 1980 the Montreal Music International. But nevertheless, It was an award that the one that made him world famous did not get. In 1980 entered the legendary Warsaw Chopin competition, where his elimination in the third round unleashed a fierce controversy that attracted the attention of the entire musical world to the artist.

Since its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1981, the performances of Ivo Pogorelich have caused a sensation in all the great concert halls of the world, both in Europe and the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Israel. He has been invited to play with numerous large orchestras, like the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, all the great formations in London, as well as the Chicago and Boston Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and the Paris Orchestra. Wherever it touches, his superb performances confirm the originality of his talent and intellect. The New York Times has published: “Play every note exactly, with such a feeling, such expression, that becomes a full orchestra”.
In season 2015/2016, Pogorelich has given several recitals in Warsaw, Dubrovnik, Montreux, Oxford, Colonia, Stuttgart, Munich, Paris and other European cities.

The pianist supports numerous young musicians. In 1986 established a foundation in Croatia to raise funds to provide scholarships for young artists to continue their studies abroad. In 1994, Pogorelich created a foundation in Sarajevo to raise funds to build a maternity hospital. Offers many benefit concerts to support, for example, to the Red Cross, or to fight against diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. One of his goals has been and continues to be to help young artists by giving master classes around the world. In 1988 was named by UNESCO “Goodwill Ambassador”.

Ivo Pogorelich has recorded for German Grammophon a considerable discography full of repertoires that range from baroque to classical and romantic music or also that of the 20th century. The results obtained have been impressive. So much so that many people consider him a legend. In March 2015, Deutsche Grammophon has released the Pogorelich Complete Recordings box with 14 extraordinary albums, which has been awarded the French Diapason d'Or.

Triumphant in his youth, retired to save a necessary mental break and in recent seasons back on stage, Pogorelich continues to be one of the most passionate pianists on the world scene due to the unpredictability of his performances.

PROGRAM OF THE CONCERT OF 2 FEBRUARY, National Music Auditorium, 19:30h
After a reading from Dante. Fantasia quasi-sonata, S161 / 7
Fantasy for Piano in C Major, on. 17
Three movements of Petrushka
Variations on a Theme by Paganini in A minor, op.35