September, 2011

40 Posts
“Thank Brazilian pianists”
Recently, in Sao Paulo, I lived through a perfect example of the surreal music scene in Brazil. It was a wintry Sunday afternoon. We went to Sala Sao Paulo, the concert hall home to the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra
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Roger Quilter
Roger Quilter (1877-1953) was an English composer known primarily for his elegant and distinguished art songs. He has composed more than 100 of them throughout his career, in addition to his choral, instrumental, and stage works.
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“The Secret Passage”
Felix Mendelssohn and Delphine von Schauroth
Felix Mendelssohn Song without words Book 1, Op 19No. 6 Andante sostenuto in G minor “Venezianisches Gondellied” (Venetian Boat Song) No. 1 (1830) Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 25 (1830-31) On his way to Italy, Felix Mendelssohn
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Major Trove Of Classical Music Manuscripts For Sale
For music lovers, some melodies may seem priceless. But if you ever wondered what music is really worth — like the original manuscript to Maurice Ravel’s Bolero? That score and about 200 more, which reside at New York’s Morgan Library,
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Roger Quilter, ‘Love’s Philosophy’ sung by Janet Baker
A piece written by our “Composer of the Month” : Roger Quilter.
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Grieg
GriegSymphonic Dances, op. 64 Lyric Suite, Op. 54 Two Elegiac Melodies, op. 34 Performed by Erik Tuxen , conductor Orchestre Symphonique de la Radio Danoise Recorded in 1952 – 1954 Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, op. 34 – “Last Spring”
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Nico Muhly: ‘Wearing a mask frees you to say anything’
He’s super-bright, full of opinions and the hottest young composer around. Ivan Hewett meets Nico Muhly, creator of a new opera for ENO
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Franck
FranckQuintet in F minor for piano and strings Prelude, Chorale and Fugue Performed by Sviatoslav Richter, piano Quatuor du Théâtre Bolshoi Recorded in 1955 & 1956 Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
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