Garrick Ohlsson, one of the world’s most esteemed pianists, is in his element when performing Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5 known as the “Emperor.” He loves the blue skies and optimism Beethoven projects as he pushes the boundaries outward to give the feeling of spaces with great vistas. He regards it as a grand piece containing the small dramas found in all concertos when the individual … Continue reading Pianist Garrick Ohlsson and Beethoven’s Concerto No 5
Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder does not spend his valuable time practicing for hours on end; he fills his days with projects that illuminate him. One of the world’s most prolific recording artists, he boasts a discography of more than 100 albums encompassing the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas, the complete Beethoven and Mozart’s concertos, all of Haydn’s compositions for piano, both Brahms concertos and numerous other … Continue reading Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder Pursues Many Interests
Studies have shown that music can help stimulate a child’s brain. Children who are exposed to classical music tend to be more active and responsive and can interact very well. This is the reason why pregnant women are encouraged to play classical music before their baby is born. This can be a great start for the child’s brain development. One instrument that fits well with … Continue reading Playing Violin Can Benefit Your Children
Most people believe that Jazz music was first heard during the period known as the “Jazz Age” of the 1920’s. The truth is that the origin of Jazz was much earlier. In fact it’s roots can be traced to a period between 1850 and 1900 when African slaves and freed people began to experiment with European music. The music of central and western Africa is … Continue reading The Origin of Jazz Music
The multitalented German-Turkish pianist and composer Deniz Türkmen dedicated his gigantic etude for piano and orchestra to The CosmoPolite after he was awarded with the PoliteAward by the jury – thanks a lot! Review: Deniz Türkmen is one of the greatest virtuosos of our time, a multitalented ambitious young man, a creator of a new music, a maestro who is on the way to be … Continue reading Big present for The CosmoPolite! Thank you maestro Deniz!
Most of us have been touched by a poem at least once in their lifetime. Poems are a beautiful way to express human emotions. They can be complicated or simply formed. While most of us enjoy poetry, very few of us would think of writing a poem to express our own experiences. The task seems daunting and complicated. It does not always have to be … Continue reading The Different Structures of Poems
Are you thinking about taking up the hobby of photography? Many who have already discovered this exciting and fulfilling hobby can tell you the top ten reasons why photography is so great. Maybe you will be captivated by this compelling and diverse art as well. 1. The Challenge of Getting the Perfect Picture If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Sometimes a hundred … Continue reading Great Things About Photography
Although she became one of the most famous prima ballerinas in America, Maria Tallchief was a young girl much like many other young girls her age. She loved horses and exploring the wide, open spaces of nature. She was born in Oklahoma, the daughter of a Native American Indian Chief of the Osage Nation. Her mother had dreams for Maria and her sister, Marjorie, to … Continue reading Maria Tallchief, America’s Most Famous Prima Ballerina