Astro-music

Peter Barthel combines his interests in astronomy and music in various astro-music projects.

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Scriabin’s Ecstasy Flight
Scriabin’s Ecstasy Flight

Peter Barthel is collaborating with Italian pianist Marco Rapetti. They have just released a filmed live performance of Scriabin’s Fourth Piano Sonata, opus 30, “illustrated” with astronomical images and video. Pianist Rapetti performs the work on Albert Einstein’s 1899 Blüthner piano which is currently housed in the astronomical observatory in Florence, Italy. Follow-up co-productions are …

Keys to the Stars
Keys to the Stars

Starting in 2008, Peter Barthel collaborates with the Grieg Pianoduo, Elles van der Heiden and Siebert Nix, in a project combining 4-hand piano music with astronomy video. The collaboration featured a world premiere in september 2009, of a new work “The Sombrero Galaxy”, composed for the Grieg duo and Barthel, by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask, for which the …

Astro-music review

For a conference in St.Petersburg, Peter Barthel reviewed the topic of classical music inspired by astronomy, “Astro-music”, in May 2021. The complete text of that review can be found here.


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