Astro-music

Peter Barthel combines his interests in astronomy and music in various astro-music projects. Together with professional musicians he produces films, which can be viewed on his astro-music YouTube-channel.

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Astronomy and Music
Astronomy and Music

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. An illustrated Dutch version “Hemelse klanken” was published in 2023 by Zenit magazine, and is also below.

Herschel meets Eisinga
Herschel meets Eisinga

A short film of two musicians of The Northern Consort, performing William Herschel’s (1769) Sonata in C, in the (1781) Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker, The Netherlands. Peter Barthel produced this film on the occasion of the planetarium receiving UNESCO World Heritage status, in September 2023. A short trailer of the film can be found on …

Scriabin’s Ecstasy
Scriabin’s Ecstasy

Peter Barthel is collaborating with Italian pianist Marco Rapetti. In 2021 they 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 Bl├╝thner piano which is housed in the astronomical observatory in Florence, Italy. In 2022 a spectacular …


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