An enlightening look at the world of high-end violins and their conservation for posterity. “Big Notes” by John Axelrod, published by Clink Street Publishing, is the ultimate ‘how to’ book for buying, selling, collecting, and insuring a Stradivarius. Written as a guide for investors, the benefits of being part of history are explored and go far beyond the financial returns. Anecdotes, history, and violin esoterica make for a fun read for anyone with an interest in classical music.
—Kathy Geisler, mozartslist.com
Personally autographed by the Author with special gift wrap, these special collectors edition paperback and hardback covers offer a personalized autograph from myself as the author with special gift wrap. Please specify what you would like written.
After you've heard the promotional video or seen a concert, collect your own Brahms Beloved double CD, personally autographed and gift wrapped. Brahms Beloved 1 features Symphonies 2 & 4 and lieder by Clara Schumann, sung by Nicole Cabell and Indra Thomas.
After you've heard the promotional video or seen a concert, collect your own Brahms Beloved double CD, personally autographed and gift wrapped. Brahms Beloved 2 features Symphonies 1 & 3 and lieder by Clara Schumann, sung by Dame Felicity Lott and art song specialist Wolfgang Holzmair.
"Lenny and Me, On Conducting Bernstein" by John Axelrod, contains analytical commentary about Bernstein’s 3 symphonies and provides publisher information to rent or purchase scores with CD/DVD/YouTube references.
ClassicalRock is both Classical and Rock. The Best Hits of Classical Music combined with the Best Hits of Classic Rock.Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries bangs heads with Black Sabbath's Iron Man. Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, with members of the Choir Accentus and featuring star Baritone Nmon Ford, begins as an old vinyl recording, opens into a modern oratorio and dissolves into Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. Led Zeppelin's Kashmir evokes the exotic and erotic as does Rimsky Korsakov's Sheherezade. Stairway to Heaven, with Patsy Blackstone on vocals, follows the sunrise from Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathrustra. And the Who's Pinball Wizard scores with Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
AND THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING...
On June 12, 2021, we will offer the Poetry of Spring, featuring soprano and star of Vienna State Opera, Teodora Gheorghiu, in Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs.
Maestro John Axelrod will also conduct the International Orchestra of Geneva in Debussy's Prelude à l'après midi d'un faune, the original version of Copland's Appalachian Spring, and Wine, Woman and Song by Johann Strauss II.
At the Grande Salle de Chardonne, guests will enjoy a dégustation of Chardonne wines offered by the Municipality,
and hors d’oeuvres especially prepared by Mathieu Bruno of the Restaurant "Là Haut."
To complete the experience,
Chef Mathieu Bruno invites only 40 guests to "Là Haut"
for an intimate and exclusive gastronomic 5 course dinner.
Celebrate the return of the Concerts Culinaires de Chardonne as this synesthesia of the senses courts you
with the Poetry of Spring.