Classical music meets Ecology: Hélène Grimaud’s new album Water

By Jeroen van Gessel
Groningen University

‘This is the world’s most precious commodity. We need to control as much of it as we can.’ Thus spoke Dominic Greene, the bad guy from Quantum of Solace, while taking in a performance of Tosca. He wasn’t talking about the opera, however, but about water and that’s as close as classical music and water ecology have ever gotten in the public imagination. Continue reading “Classical music meets Ecology: Hélène Grimaud’s new album Water”

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