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Unique Concertos III
Works by Milhaud, Fleck, Van de Vate, O’Boyle, and Adams
Listen to concertos composed for the banjo, didgeridoo, electric violin and harp

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The Contradictions of Bach – An Interview with Alexander Polzin
German artist Alexander Polzin (b. 1973) first encountered Bach in his final work: The Art of the Fugue. The introduction to the ultimate Bach composition set Polzin up for a life confronting Bach and an evolution in his approach to
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Mozart and Death and Klezmer and Healing
Filip Runesson’s Hur länge ska hon vara död? (after W.A. Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor, K. 626) Mozart and Death, but not the way you think about it. Swedish musician Filip Runesson took Mozart’s Requiem and rearranged it in klezmer
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MUSIC AND ARTS

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Precise Engineering and an Imperfect Mechanism
Carlos Sanchez-Guttierrez’s …Ex Machina
Mexican composer Carlos Sanchez-Guttierrez (b. 1964), who now teaches at the Eastman School of Music, created his work …Ex Machina in 2008 as a work for marimba, piano, and symphony orchestra. He was inspired by different artworks, mostly by the
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MUSIC OF THE WEEK

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This recording was made in 1935 with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt leading the Berlin Philharmonic. The early recording date will explain the breakneck speed of this recording. Have a listen!

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Debussy for Beginners
10 Pieces to Make You Love Debussy
Debussy was born in 1862 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a suburb of Paris. Over the course of his career, he became one of the twentieth century’s great musical revolutionaries. Debussy’s music is known for its impressionistic style and French identity. Debussy is
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