The new programme from MUSIQAVIVA for 2014 is a celebration of the composer Richard Strauss' 150th anniversary. Our other programmes cover themed evenings on Cities of Music, Opera Solo and song cycles.

Richard Strauss - 150th Birthday

Our new programme traces the composing career of Richard Strauss, from little-known early songs, presaging the music of his great tone poems and operas, through the Bm Piano Sonata and Five Piano Pieces to culminate in the great masterpiece of his final years, the Four Last Songs, sung in their entirety by Alison Roddy. This programme is available as a 55-minute concert, suitable for daytime slots, or as a full evening of 90 minutes, also including Rachmaninov Preludes, and is available as both a conventional recital or as a multimedia evening complete with projections and narration.

   

Cities of Music

Cities of Music is a new series of concert programmes from musiqa viva.  Each concert is a multimedia concert voyage to a great city of world music. Soprano voice, piano, images and words make an introduction to the great composers, the great writers and the sights and sounds

of the world's great cities of music. Ideal for festival or small venue performance, this new series leads audiences from Vienna to Rome, via Paris, Salzburg, Venice and Moscow, enjoying great music, great texts and stunning images along the way.

  

Opera Solo

Opera Solo continues the successful series of introductions to great operas from musiqa viva. Each concert is a compact multimedia performance of one of the world's great opera, with highlights sung by an itnernational soprano. Voice, piano, projected images and words combine to make an introduction to the great composers, the great writers and the sights and sounds of the world's great operas. These programmes are suitable for both absolute beginners and connoisseurs from 9 to 90. Ideal for festival or small venue performance, the series currently includes Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La traviata and La Boheme.

  

Songs Sung

Songs sung is a new series of concert programmes from musiqa viva. Each concert is a multimedia concert based around a great song cycle. Soprano voice, piano, images and words make an introduction to the world of the great composers and their work. This series includes Last Songs, based on the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss, Auvergne Songs, Winter Songs, based on Schubert, and programmes based on Britten and Wolf.