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Charles Fabius

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Beijing Music Festival 2010: China's Future in Performing Arts

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 10:04 AM

Will China save the Classical music industry...? The short answer is: one day, maybe. We know that piano sensation Lang Lang, for example, serves as a role model for 20 million young Chinese piano students. As a result, the instrument has become a status symbol in Chinese households. A similar...

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Jean Cocteau Goes Multimedia at the Guggenheim

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 1:07 PM

Today's music video industry would probably not exist if Jean Cocteau had not paved the way with his film The Blood of a Poet (1930), one of the fascinating works currently on show at the Guggenheim Museum as part of the exhibition "Chaos and Classicism." Fresh out of Opium rehab...

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Chinese Fall at Carnegie Hall

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2009 | 1:40 PM

With the spectacular ceremonies for the Olympics in Beijing last year, China made a dazzling debut on the world stage, showing off its potential supremacy in the new millennium. Three top Chinese "go-to" artists, who had once turned their back on their own country, were brought back to great acclaim...

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Kandinsky's Synesthesia and Rock and Roll ...And, My Mother Has To Understand It!

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2009 | 11:50 AM

Why is it that many artists today are still experimenting with the idea of synesthesia of the senses in performance art? The short answer is: Vasily Kandinsky. Before him, Richard Wagner gave a first hint in his opera "Tristan and Isolde" (1865): waiting in despair for his beloved Isolde for...

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