Solaris Opera by Dai Fujikura, World Premiere tomorrow 5th March 2015, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, France.
5 March – 200th death anniversary of Franz Mesmer, German physician who developed mesmerism, a forerunner of modern hypnotism
14 March – 100th death anniversary of Walter Crane, British artist and children’s book illustrator
16 March – 75th death anniversary of Selma Lagerlof, Swedish novelist and, in 1909, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature
20 March – 100th birth anniversary of Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter
22 March – 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan‘s album Bringing It All Back Home
27 March – 40th death anniversary of British conductor and composer Arthur Bliss
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John McCabe, English composer and pianist, 21 April 1939 -13 February 2015. He was a prolific composer from an early age but first became known as a pianist. He created works in many different forms, including symphonies, ballets, and solo works for the piano.
Steve Strange, the Welsh New romantic pop singer, was best known as the lead singer and frontman of the 1980s pop group Visage. From the late 1970s he was also a prominent nightclub host and promoter.
28 May 1959 – 12 February 2015
Click HERE and start exploring our new archive of Vanity Fair cartoons, now online at www.lebrecht.co.uk.
Published weekly from 1868 to 1914, the British magazine Vanity Fair satirised leading figures of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with lively portraits and humorous cartoons. Composer Franz Liszt; Founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth; unifier of Italy, Giuseppe Garibaldi; English writer, George Grossmith; and French scientist, Louis Pasteur, are some of the many individuals sketched by the Vanity Fair caricaturists, who worked under pen names such as ‘Spy’ ‘Singe’, ‘Delfico’ and ‘Lib’.
We are pleased to provide researchers with access to this fascinating pictorial record of the Victorian period.
Faces of Freedom, a brand new exhibition by Lebrecht photographer Alexandra Kremer-Khomassouridze and curated by Farah Pirieva, will take place at Asia House in London from 3-15 February 2015. It is part of London’s second annual Buta Festival, a celebration of Azerbaijani arts and culture.
Alexandra Kremer-Khomassouridze, who left Azerbaijan in 1989, was inspired to capture the images upon returning to the country’s capital, Baku, in 2011. Famous for her striking photographs of the world-famous classical musicians and their lives behind the stage, the artist in this new series explores the challenging subjects of identity, beauty and the inner faith. The moving and intimate portraits on view are the result of three years’ work and depict 50 women from Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, France, Georgia, England and the United States, ranging from different cultural backgrounds and professions, exploring their perception of identity in relation to freedom of choice.