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This is my first vlog. Focused on receiving my parents dogs and shooting an interview with my Artistic Director, Cândida Oliveira....

Click on the link above for the full post with photographs Weimar Weimar was a center for culture for a long time It was the home for many composers and artists such as Goethe, Liszt, J.S. Bach and Hummel. It was only logical that I started this...

“Programme Macabre” for Halloween With Halloween coming up, I decided to put a possible concert program together. It has no intermission and is made of shorter pieces. In my opinion, concerts in special occasions or holidays, like Xmas and Halloween, should be aimed and marketed to a...

The ones that know me well, are never surprised when I passionately start talking about Portuguese classical music. It hasn't always been like this, but there was something about living abroad for more than 7 years, that gave me enormous satisfaction when sharing it with people....

Strauss: Don Juan Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 (2nd movement) [6:12] Schumann: Symphony No.3 (5th movement) [7:32] Brahms: Violin Concerto (1st movement) [9:00]...

  "There must never be dogmatism in art; in art only the result counts" (Nikolaus Harnoncourt)   "For me, security and beauty and not compatible. When you seek beauty, you have to forget security, and you have to go to the rim of catastrophe. There you find the...

"Singing Men" Part.1 Stanford: Songs of the Sea (For Baritone and Male Chorus) - (18') Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (For Mezzo and Male Chorus) - (13') Part.2 Strauss - Die Tageszeiten (With a very close orchestration to the Songs of the Sea, adding just an extra clarinet) - (24') Description: There are a few works...

There is a lot of debate about the veracity of these markings. In the end what utterly obliged is to bring the most effective performance to the listener in that specific situation or hall. The real Beethovenian message its not in metronomic numbers but in...