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Category: Cinematic Chronicles

Fanny Mendelssohn: The Unsung Melody of Genius

In the shadows of classical music’s history, the melody of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s genius has long awaited its rightful place in the spotlight. Sheila Hayman, through her cinematic lens, brings to light the struggles and triumphs of her great-great-great-grandmother, Fanny, whose compositions remained under the veil of her brother Felix’s fame, challenging the enduring biases within the classical music narrative.

Sebastian Heindl

Sebastian Heindl: Melding Organ, Film, and Pure Magic

Experience the magic as the phenomenal Sebastian Heindl makes the organ sing! Dive deep into a mesmerizing mix of silent film and spellbinding improvisation, all in a night you won’t forget.

Lamberto Maggiorani and Enzo Staiola in a scene from "Bicycle Thieves" (De Sica, 1948)

Rediscovering the Power of Simplicity: “Bicycle Thieves”

Stepping into the realm of cinema classics might feel like learning a new language, but once you master it, it can reveal profound truths. One such profound truth-teller is the 1948 Italian film ‘Bicycle Thieves.’ The simplicity and raw emotion depicted in this cinematic gem are just as powerful today as they were over seventy years ago.