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luís soares

Blog do escritor Luís Soares


After the celebrated 2018 Mozart album of Chopin-Award winner Seong-Jin Cho, the South Korean pianist returns to Europe with recitals in Autumn. Especially for this occasion and in addition to his latest album, he recorded the Rondo in A minor, K.511. With frequent oscillation between minor and major it is one of Mozart's most important individual pieces.

Mais logo, na Gulbenkian

Após uma longa ausência dos palcos portugueses, e numa altura em que deixou de fazer digressões e se retirou do frenesim exigido pelo circuito das maiores salas mundiais, Maria João Pires abre uma exceção e regressa à Gulbenkian Música na companhia da soprano arménia Talar Dekrmanjian. É o primeiro de três recitais que Maria João Pires protagonizará ao longo da temporada e que nos devolve ao contacto com o brilhantismo interpretativo da celebrada pianista portuguesa.

Nocturne on a golden piano

Pianist Stephen Hough performs Chopin's "Nocturne in E flat major" on Queen Victoria's piano as an encore at the BBC Proms 2019. Queen Victoria’s ‘Erard’ piano, loaned from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty the Queen, is heard for the first time outside Buckingham Palace at the BBC Proms. Stephen Hough and Alessandro Fisher join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and conductor, Adám Fischer at the Royal Albert Hall. The Prom is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Let's Go to the Moon Again

Composição: Júlio Resende
Produção Musical: Júlio Resende 
Piano: Júlio Resende
Sample: André Nascimento

Gravado por Tiago Gomes de Sousa nos Estúdios Timbuktu em Lisboa
Misturas e Masterização por Nelson Carvalho nos Estúdios Valentim de Carvalho em Paço D'Arcos

Conceito e realização: Nuno Barbosa
Imagem: Nuno Barbosa
Edição: Nuno Barbosa
Figurantes: Alex Pichler, Ann Kristin Muller, António Vieira, Beatriz Abreu, Francisca Cardoso Lima, Júlio Resende, Laura Silva, Miguel Carreto, Nuno Barbosa, Ruth Sousa, Santiago Silva, Salvador Resende, Simão Chaves, Simone Cardoso, Vitória Brito


Philip Glass - Metamorphosis (1988)

I made this record using an old amazing (one of my favorite instrument actually) Steinway & Sons model O grand piano. (Steinway officially stopped production of the Model O in 1924, but I guess this one was built around 1925-1926 according to serial number)


"Metamorphosis One" – 00:00

"Metamorphosis Two" – 06:54

"Metamorphosis Three" – 13:59

"Metamorphosis Four" – 19:09

"Metamorphosis Five" – 26:29


"Metamorphosis", refers to and was inspired by the 1915 short story The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. While all pieces were written in 1988, some were written for a staging of Metamorphosis, while others were for a documentary film called The Thin Blue Line directed by Errol Morris.

"Metamorphosis One" is played in an episode of Battlestar Galactica by Kara "Starbuck" Thrace. Within the narrative, her father composed and performed the piece. It is also played in the series finale of Person of Interest, Return 0. "Metamorphosis Two" formed the basis of one of the main musical themes in the film The Hours. It is also the song that the American rock band Pearl Jam uses as their introduction music to concerts.

Mozart's Twenty-First

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart and pianist Ronald Brautigam perform one of Mozarts most beloved works: his highly melodic 'Piano Concerto No. 21'.


On the musical program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467


The musicians:

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Edo de Waart [conductor]

Ronald Brautigam [piano]


Recording: Friday the 25th of January 2019, live in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. This concert is part of the classical concert series AVROTROS Friday Concert.

Music from The Hours

Philip Glass - Music from The Hours | Live & Complete | Arranged for piano solo by Michael Riesman and Nico Muhly.


 0:00  The Poet Acts

 3:39  Morning Passages

 8:32  Something She Has to Do

11:00 I'm Going to Make a Cake

14:08 An Unwelcome Friend

17:51 Dead Things

22:23 Why Does Someone Have to Die?

25:58 Tearing Herself Away

30:13 Escape!

33:05 Choosing Life

36:05 The Hours


The Hours is the original soundtrack album, on the Elektra/Nonesuch label, of the 2002 film The Hours, starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. The original score was composed by Philip Glass.