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The idea of “Nocturne” in Classical Music

The idea of “Nocturne” in Classical Music

A Nocturne is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Historically, nocturne is a very old term applied to night Offices and, since the Middle Ages, to divisions in the canonical hour of Matins. The word Nocturne, in music, designates less a specific form of music than a poetic moment, a “musical moment”, of which the night is the pretext. Here is more about this specific exercise that made the great moments of the Romantism era. A Nocturne, A Moment Of…

Verbier Festival 2019: A Story Of Audacity, Transmission And Exchange

Verbier Festival 2019: A Story Of Audacity, Transmission And Exchange

Summer in Switzerland brings back amazing music festivals and one very special has its location in the heart of Swiss Alps for more than 25 years: the Verbier Festival. Last year it was an amazing edition and the 2019 edition is starting. It will take place in Verbier from July 18th to August 3rd 2019. Verbier Festival 2018, An Anniversary to be remembered The Verbier Festival is a classical music festival which encourages encounters and sharing between great musicians and young aspiring…

Luxury Music Festivals For Early Retirement

Luxury Music Festivals For Early Retirement

A new study has found that those who retire early are more likely to live longer – what better reason to give up work early and get on with enjoying all that the world has to offer. If you are retiring early, make the most of this time by rediscovering some of the most incredible, elite music festivals, in comfort and elegance. These aren’t the kind of festivals where you are sleeping in a field of shabby tents and drinking…

Beyonce’s Lemonade Finally Arrives On Spotify And Apple iTunes… The End Of Tidal?

Beyonce’s Lemonade Finally Arrives On Spotify And Apple iTunes… The End Of Tidal?

Three years after the launch of Beyonce’s Lemonade album, her latest, it is finally available on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Is this the sign of Tidal’s end? Four years ago, we wrote about TIDAL and the way Jay-Z (Beyonce’s husband) wanted to revolutionize the music streaming industry. When Beyonce launched her latest album Lemonade only on TIDAL, the message was clear. Well, three years later, the album is finally on Spotify and in other streaming platforms. Why? TIDAL Never…

Loud Luxury Is The New Black

Loud Luxury Is The New Black

When we think everything was invented and that there is no room anymore in the music industry, there are little miracles. This one here is called LOUD LUXURY. From Ontario To Los Angeles And To The World, With Love. Loud Luxury is a duo of DJs from Ontario. When Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace met, they had a common passion for sounds and music. They met at school and very fast they got together to create music. The first songs…

Was The 19th Century A True Shift In The History Of Arts & Science?

Was The 19th Century A True Shift In The History Of Arts & Science?

If someone would ask me about my preferred moment in Arts, I would answer without any hesitation “THE 19TH CENTURY”. It crystalizes the heritage of the Enlightenment century with the Industrial revolution. Artists became more curious about nature, society and even the human relations. There is this aim to understand the past in order to shape the future. This curiosity initiated an age of exploration that reached all domains in Art. Here is a short recap about the creative minds…

Breaking News: Brigitte Announced An Acoustic Tour For 2019

Breaking News: Brigitte Announced An Acoustic Tour For 2019

Brigitte is definitely our “coup de coeur” in 2018. The French singing female duo reinvented a laid-back type of music, like if California was invited to Paris with more sexiness! It is a women’s talk that will appeal to everyone. In Switzerland we discovered them earlier in the year at their concert in Les Docks in Lausanne. Now, after an amazing concert in the legendary Olympia in Paris, Brigitte announced a special acoustic tour for 2019: two voices and a…

Brigitte new album Nues, an unique sound for two amazing voices

Brigitte new album Nues, an unique sound for two amazing voices

Certain artists are gifted with the capacity of reaching your heart and soul. Brigitte is an astonishing duet with two amazing voices and a very unique sound. Brigitte is a French indie folk musical duo formed in 2008 by Sylvie Hoarau (the brunette) and Aurélie Saada (the blonde). Their 2011 debut full-length album Et vous, tu m’aimes ?, went platinum in France. The Brigitte duet returns with a 3rd album, after more than 400 000 sold albums and a tour in…

Björk New Album UTOPIA: Here is Why Nobody is Talking About it Since it Was Released.

Björk New Album UTOPIA: Here is Why Nobody is Talking About it Since it Was Released.

The music industry has been waiting eagerly for the new Björk album. So, when the news came and the press release was available, all media started talking about it. Nevertheless, once the album was released into market and people could actually listen to it… nobody shared their experience, no positive or negative critics… pure silence. Why? Well we are big Björk fans and we listened to the album. Very quickly we understood why nobody is talking about it anymore. Here…

The Montreux Jazz Festival, key numbers.

The Montreux Jazz Festival, key numbers.

Every year summer is pulsing around Lake Geneva in Switzerland thanks to the Montreux Jazz Festival. This very special Festival was founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, Géo Voumard and René Langel with considerable help from Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün of Atlantic Records. The festival was first held at Montreux Casino. It lasted for three days and featured almost exclusively jazz artists. The highlights of this era were Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Soft Machine, Weather Report, The…

Inside Claude Nobs’ chalet in Montreux, a beautiful place for passionate people.

Inside Claude Nobs’ chalet in Montreux, a beautiful place for passionate people.

Montreux Jazz festival is pulsing and LuxuryActivist got to visit one of the most VIP places of all: the Claude Nobs chalet called Le Picotin. This is a very special place in the highs of Montreux, where Claude Nobs used to live and share his passion for music. 2 years after his death, his spirit has never been so strong and his home became a place for people sharing the same intense passion for music. Only some happy few have…

Patricia Kaas, enchantress with a new album.

Patricia Kaas, enchantress with a new album.

It was in Geneva, that we discovered the new tour of French singer Patricia Kaas. It was the first date in Switzerland. She will cross Germany, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and of course France. We saw a charismatic, inspired and enchantress Patricia Kaas. After singing other artist’s songs like Edith Piaf, it was time for Patricia Kaas to come back with her own songs. The tour gathers a collection of her greatest hits as well as songs from the…

Here is what you did not know about Coachella festival.

Here is what you did not know about Coachella festival.

Music festivals became a real big deal worldwide and it is a positive thing. People can share a nice moment around music and amazing singers. By far, one of the most popular festival in the world is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, or simply mentioned as Coachella Festival. From an interesting programme to all the celebrities you can see there, the Californian Festival is more than just jeans shorts and make-up. Here is what you did not know…

Sion Festival 2016, one of the best classical music festival in Europe.

Sion Festival 2016, one of the best classical music festival in Europe.

We all know that Switzerland is an amazing country for festivals. From small music festivals to major ones, Switzerland stands for quality, uniqueness and expertise. One of the best examples is the Sion Festival. This year it will take place from August 19th to September 4th 2016 and once again, the festival organizers have prepared an outstanding programme. Year after year this Swiss festival climbed all the stairs of the Classical music world and stands today as one of the major…

Christine and the Queens: if Barbara was born in 1988 she would have been Heloïse Letissier.

Christine and the Queens: if Barbara was born in 1988 she would have been Heloïse Letissier.

The French music landscape has been painted in a new color thanks to the arrival of Christine and the Queens. Some say it is minimalistic, others essential. At LuxuryActivist we would say just two words: free and inspired.

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