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 Bl├╝thner 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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