Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

The aim of the Study Group is: To provide a distinctive long-term forum offering opportunities for those with an interest in music and philosophy to share and discuss work, in the hope of furthering dialogue in this area. Our Third Annual Conference was held at King’s College London, 19-20 July 2013. Our 4th Annual Conference […]

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Pavarotti versus Corelli: who’s really king of the high Cs in Il Trovatore? Judge for yourself

From the archives Tim Wong writes: I grew up listening to a recording of Verdi’s Il Trovatore my father bought. It’s the Franco Corelli version with Thomas Schippers conducting. I was instantly captivated by his heroic style and especially how he threw himself into the aria Di quella pira. In an extremely silly plot, it’s […]

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Teodora Gheorghiu: There’s no magic to opera singing

As Teodora Gheorghiu prepares to sing in Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne, she tells Rupert Christiansen how she overcame an illness that threatened her career. It may only be something they put in the water, but over the last century or so Romania has produced an extraordinary succession of velvety lyric sopranos: notable names in this […]

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