by Roderick Conway Morris

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Music

Hashish Smokers and Musicians from 'Greek Cafe Music'

Bach
Bach 2000: A Musician for the Millennium
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 16 March 1999
Gardiner has committed himself to performing and recording all 200 of Bach's surviving cantatas.

Baroque Opera
Verona's Mini-fest of Venetian Baroque
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 13 April 1994
Vivaldi's 'Tamerlano' inaugurates the event

Benslow Music Trust
Benslow and the EuroMusica Initiative
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 16 October 1992
'People don't come here expecting a holiday - they come here to work.'

European Mozart Foundation
Academy for Young Musicians Hopes to Settle in Venice
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 9 July 1997
Born at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the European Mozart Foundation's aims were to revitalize the Continent's chamber music traditions and to give a chance to young musicians to broaden their horizons and launch their careers without subjecting themselves to the blood sport of international competitions.

Germany: Opera Houses
Subsidy Cuts Threaten To Darken Opera Houses
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 9 December 1997
Cuts in public spending since reunification now threaten many of the country's 90 or so houses with drastic reductions or even closure.

Greek Cafe Music
Greek Cafe Music
Roderick Conway Morris (Recorded Sound) July 1981
During the second half of the nineteenth century there emerged in the sea ports of Western Asia Minor and the Aegean a distinctive form of Greek urban popular music.

Handel, George Frederic
Julius Caesar Meets Tyrannosaurus Rex
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 12 February 1997
A life-sized dinosaur, a severed head in a plastic shopping bag and killer sharks are just some of the features of Richard Jones's production of "Giulio Cesare in Egitto"

Jonas, Peter
Peter Jonas at the Munich Opera
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 26 June 1996
Eyebrows were raised when Peter Jonas was headhunted by Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper.

Monteverdi, Claudio
Gardiner Tackles Poppea
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 1 December 1993
The encounters between Poppea and Nero contain some of the most sexually charged music ever written.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
A Dazzling 'Flute' in Ferrara
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 24 May 1995
This hazardously insubstantial, delicately poised structure is expected to carry a serious message.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Gardiner's 'Don Giovanni'
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 18 May 1994
Mozart produced a score of an intensity often described as verging on the "demonic."

Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment
10 Years of Enlightenment: An Unusual Orchestra Celebrates
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 4 December 1996
'Orchestras ought to be run by the players, because it's good for them to feel they are working for themselves - and that's where the future lies.'

Piano
A Magical Mystery Tour through Piano History
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 12 July 2003
In around 1700, Bartolomeo Cristofori, a Paduan at the court of Grand Prince Ferdinando de' Medici in Florence, invented the piano.

Strauss, Richard
More Sophocles Than Psychoanalysis in 'Elektra'
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 26 November 1997
The temptation, in an era of modern-dress "director's opera," to drape the eponymous heroine on the shrink's chaise longue can be overwhelming.

Tallis Scholars
What they really do
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 11 November 2003
The Tallis Scholars are exceptional as a professional ensemble in singing almost exclusively Renaissance, Latin-texted, polyphonic sacred music.

Venice: Fenice's 200th Anniversary
New Life in Venice's Old Opera
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 10 January 1992
The Fenice's 900-seat auditorium is the smallest of the world's metropolitan opera houses.

Venice: La Pieta
The 'Vivaldi' Church
Roderick Conway Morris (International Herald Tribune) 1 November 1991
Vivaldi taught at the Pieta on and off throughout his life.