A registered non-profit organization founded in 1990,The Nietzsche Music Project, Inc. was concerned initially with the production of recordings of music by German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, and two critically acclaimed sets of recordings of Nietzsche’s Lieder and works for piano were released in 1992 and 2003. Members of the organization appeared in concert at several universities and at The Goethe Haus, New York. We were particularly honored to appear at both the Fordham University commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Nietzsche's birth, which took place at the Villa Le Balze in Fiesole, Italy, and at the Nietzsche Symposium at Nietzsche-Haus Sils Maria, Switzerland for their commemoration of the centenary of the philosopher’s death. Since then, inspired by our research regarding Nietzsche’s keen analysis of the culture of his time, our organization has developed another related research and performance project which investigates the interrelationship between musical artists and the culture which informs their work. Our efforts in this area led to the creation of a performance group, The Chamber Philharmonia of New York: https://chamberphilharmoniaofnewyork.org/ founded in 2008, which focuses on the musical works produced by New York composers, both native and foreign-born.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVTT0DsGIkU&t=15s. (Eine Sylvesernacht/1864/Nick Eanet violin /John Bell Young, piano)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ernbw1gCK7g (Eine Sylvesternacht/1864/Christian Hebel, violin/Thomas Coote, piano)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ZKl7zJEJk. (Nachklang einer Sylvesternacht/1871/Thomas Coote/Manolis Papasifakis, piano)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqHry1X6fg4. (Manfred Meditation/1872/Thomas Coote/Manolis Papasifakis, piano)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INykc2sDTAo. (Hymnus an die Freundschaft/Part 1/John Bell Young, piano)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cean25AgYZM. (Hymnus an die Freundschaft/Part 2/John Bell Young, piano)
Many thanks for the CDs. They have given me great joy, and I find these recordings excellent. It is obvious that all four musicians have diligently studied these compositions, wonderfully dug into them, and in turn generated sensible performances. The Manfred-Meditation deserves special praise. I have never heard it rendered as well as here and had hitherto believed that the pianistic textures sounded simply bad. Now I have learned [that this is not the case]. I wonder what Herr von Bülow heard or did not hear. The harmonic language was perhaps too audacious for him; it goes far beyond Wagner. “
Curt Paul Janz, editor of the Nietzsche Musikalische Nachlaß 1993
“The performances argued ardently on Nietzsche’s behalf… Tali Makell delivered an elegant musico-philosophical lecture beforehand.”
Alex Ross , New York Times October 1994
“The Nietzsche Music Project were the perfect compliment to my course on Nietzsche and appealed to a wide and diverse audience who were eager to hear this underplayed music so beautifully performed."
Andrew J. Mitchell, Emory University April 2010