December, 2010

36 Posts
forgotten records
Franck1. Quintet in F minor for piano and strings 2. Prelude, Chorale and Fugue Sviatoslav Richter, piano Quatuor du Théâtre Bolshoi Recorded in 1955 & 1956 Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue Official website      read more…
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Summing up and looking ahead
A crazy 2010 has come to an end. It was the year of the Shanghai Expo and vuvuzelas, of positive events and negative happenings, and not least, lots and lots of music festivals. Apart from the countless music events and
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The sight of music
A musical score without any measures or clefs sounds confusing—until you see it.
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Happy 2011!!
For years, my New Year’s resolutions have looked like this: Get better grades; Find a handsome boyfriend; Increase revenues in my business; Lose some weight; Get married; Have a baby; Lose more weight; More babies; You get the idea. As
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Florent Schmitt: Quartuor de Flutes, Op. 106, III “Lent”
Music written by our “Composer of the Month” Florent Schmitt.
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Florent Schmitt
Florent Schmitt (September 28, 1870 – August 17, 1958) is one of the most fascinating French composers active in the first half of the 20th century. A Lorrainer, born in Meurthe-et-Moselle, Schmitt originally took music lessons in Nancy with the
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Florent Schmitt: Psaume XLVII, Part II
Music Written by our “Composer of the Month” Florent Schmitt.
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The fierce music of Estonia, Latvia
NAISSAAR, Estonia – In the Baltic Sea, about 45 minutes from Tallinn, the boat full of music devotees arrives at this near-desert island, then rides in army-style trucks past rusty Soviet war machinery and defused mines to a concert hall
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