Apr 072015

Casadesus was a marvelous interpreter of Bach and Mozart, but was especially renowned for his performances of French music. He was a close friend of Ravel and worked with the composer to create piano rolls of his music.This video demonstrates the special affinity Casadesus had for the music of Ravel.

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Apr 012015

“Do not waste your time with music that is trite or ignoble. Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Saharas of musical trash.”

“My dear hands. Farewell, my poor hands.”
(Said on February 27, 1943, during his last illness, after having said that he would never be able to play again.)

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Feb 272015

The wonderful French soprano is 45-years-old today. Patricia Petibon is one of the finest singers in world today, especially in French and Baroque repertoire. William Christie loves her and often features her in performances with Les Arts Florissants. Here’s hoping that some day she makes it to Kansas City.

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