by Janet G. West
This article appears in the June 19, 2020 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.The Schiller Institute’s April 25–26 International Conference, titled “Mankind’s Existence Now Depends on the Establishment of a New Paradigm!” featured four panel discussions, the third panel, reported on here, “Creativity as the Distinctive Characteristic of Human Culture: The Need for a Classical Renaissance,” included a wealth of music, for which we suggest that our readers go to the video (posted above). Reports and speaker transcripts of the other panels are available in the May 1, May 8, and May 15 issues of EIR.Read more
On Sunday, May 31st at 5pm, the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus experimented with an informal Zoom concert, "Eine Kleine Musikabend," to test the new domain of online live streaming events. Despite the expected glitches, the audience of primarily chorus members and friends was delighted with the result.
Yuting Zhou was the 2nd place winner (professional division) at The American Prize: National Competition.Read more
The Schiller Institute NYC Chorus contributed a virtual choral performance celebrating the 75th anniversary of the famous meeting of US & Soviet forces at the Elbe River and of VE Day in honor of those who fought together to defeat fascism.
The Bounds of Decency Have Been Breached
by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Chairwoman of the Schiller Institute
Motivführung is a form of composition that, from a single musical idea, develops further themes, movements and ultimately the entire composition. It was elaborated and rigorously demonstrated in master classes by Norbert Brainin, the first violinist of the Amadeus Quartet. Shown: Norbert Brainin and Gunter Ludwig in Washington, D.C. on June 6, 1990.
Jan. 13—The first thing one can say about the performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Darmstadt Theater, in a production of Paul-Georg Dittrich with a musical adaptation of the finale by Annette Schlünz, is: It’s god-awful! It couldn’t be worse. God-awful from a musical, artistic, philosophical and human standpoint. Of the long series of stupid, crude, repetitive Regietheater[fn 1] performances, that have been staged for over half a century(!)—limited at first to theater, but then also inflicted on the opera—this performance was the absolute low point.Read more
Beethoven at 13 years old.
The Schiller Institute NYC Chorus wishes to express our gratitude and appreciation to all who participated in making 2019 a great year for our chorus. As our very first concert in December 2014 was dedicated to "The Sanctity of Every Human Life," and as we have continued the theme of "Dona Nobis Pacem," give us peace, we can look ahead to 2020, the Beethoven 250th Year as a year of fulfillment and hope.Read more
It Is Time That Man Grew Into a New Paradigm
On December 28, 2019 the Schiller Institute participated in the third annual memorial in honor of the Alexandrov Ensemble, at the Tear Drop Memorial in Bayonne, New Jersey. In 2016, 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, along with 24 others, perished when their plane crashed into the Black Sea en route to Syria. What follows is a transcript of the memorial including remarks from Capt. Donald Haiber, Father John Fencik, Chief Keith Weaver, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation Mission to the United Nations Mr. Dmitry Chumakov, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic Mission Dr. Louay Falouh, Schiller Institute Founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder and Co-Director of the Schiller Institute New York City Chorus, Diane Sare, and Mr. Kevin Maynor.