Showing posts with label Classical Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Classical Music. Show all posts

Opera Day - February 8

The opera has attracted a large audience since the sixteenth century until today, with new fans being added to it every day.
The opera started in Italy and is a work of art that combines music with text, and is often a dramatic imitation of a story, a complete performance of a play with scenery and costumes.

The best day to celebrate your passion for opera is Opera Day which falls today. If you have not yet developed a passion for opera, Opera Day is the perfect day to start. The best way to celebrate Opera Day is to experience the opera for yourself.
On the Israeli Opera website you can find the opera performances that take place today or in the near future and order tickets to experience this special and powerful experience.
You can also watch operas on Youtube or listen to music channels that broadcast operas on the radio.
Classical operas that you can get excited about are for example Giocino Rossini's "The Book from Seville" (you must have heard the song "Figaro"), Bizet's "Carmen", Giacomo Puccini's "Madame Butterfly", "La Bohème" by Puccini, Vardi's "La Travita" and more.
If you have a good voice, you can try singing an opera yourself or sign up for opera singing classes.

Sydney Opera House at night, one of the most famous opera halls in the world
A picture from the modern opera musical "Phantom of the Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Weber, from 1986

February 8 is also a Laugh and Get Rich day and also Hollywood Walk of Fame Day 

Piano Day - March 29

If you are a fan of classical music, you are probably well acquainted with the famous piano. The piano has a long history that is accompanied by delicate and beautiful sounds, which resonate and give depth to any musical work. The piano also has its own holiday, a day full of love and appreciation for pianos.

The history of the piano
The invention of the piano began through the musical instruments that preceded it for several centuries, especially in the Middle Ages, such as the dulcimer, a lattice string instrument with three or four connected strings, the clavichord, an antique keyboard instrument from the early 15th century, the spin, the virgin and the most famous- The 14th century harpsichord.
The piano was invented by Bartholomew Christopori, the treasurer of the Medici family in Florence, Italy in 1699. The novelty of the piano was that the volume could be controlled by pressing the keyboards, so the piano was named "Piano-Forte" in Italian. -strong). Hence the name of the piano for "Piano" in many languages, short for Piano Forte.
The pianist day was initiated by the German pianist composer and producer Nils Fahr. Nils Fahram composed classical piano music incorporated into electronic music. He launched the holiday in 2015. When asked why the world needs piano day he replied: "... mainly because it does not hurt to celebrate in honor of the piano and everything around it: the performers, the composers, the piano builders, the recorders, the leaders and most importantly - the listeners."
Since then, the holiday of the Spaniard has been common in concerts, recitals, lectures and street performances. The official website, lists all the concerts and events that can be attended all over the world to celebrate the beauty of the piano.

A painting by Philip Marseille, Sense of Hearing, painted between 1744-1747, oil on canvas

A couple playing the piano placed in a Park in 

Electronic piano with keyboard, instruction screen, headphones and stool (Link)

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