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Tchaikovsky for Beginners: 12 Pieces to Make You Love Tchaikovsky
Listen to these iconic pieces while discovering about his dramatic life

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Cheng2 Duo
‘Music is Called a Universal Language for a Reason’ The ‘brilliant’ (Sunday Times, UK) and ‘truly exhilarating’ (WholeNote, Canada) Cheng2 Duo, comprised of siblings Bryan and Silvie Cheng, have been making a name for themselves as a fearless and uncompromising
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Bedřich Smetana
“My fatherland means more to me than anything else” Bedřich Smetana (1824-84) is widely considered the father of Czech music, and his music posthumously became synonymous with a Czech national musical style. Establishing a Czech classical music canon, Smetana became
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Musicians and Artists: Staud and Pissarro
Johannes Maria Staud: Sydenham Music Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter who was born on the island of Saint Thomas in the then Danish West Indies. He was sent for education in France at age 12,
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Johann Svendsen is reputed to have written it in just two days, and it impressed his publisher so much that he paid a lump sum for the composition. Have a listen!

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Six of the Greatest Russian Women Composers
Global classical music audiences love music from Russia. It’s bold, it’s imaginative, it’s romantic. Consequently, composers like Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich, and others are beloved fixtures on concert programs, generations after their deaths. But those household names haven’t been the
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