December, 2011

38 Posts
Osvaldo Golijov
Osvaldo Golijov (b. December 5, 1960) grew up in an Eastern European Jewish household in La Plata, Argentina. Born to a piano teacher mother and physician father, Golijov was raised surrounded by classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music,
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Il Caro Sassone Handel in Italy
Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno – Aria “Lascia la spina” Lucy Crowe, soprano The English Concert Harry Bicket From Il Caro Sassone Handel in Italy (2011) Released by Harmonia Mundi Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
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Danubian Debauchery I
Johann Strauss and Maria Anna Streim
Johann Strauss Täuberlin-Walzer, Op. 1 Kettenbrücken-Walzer, Op. 4 “Homage to Queen Victoria of Great Britain”, Op. 103 (1838) “Radetzky March”, Op. 228 (1848) One would be hard pressed not to agree with the assessment of a contemporary music critic, who
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Domenico Cimarosa : Oboe Concerto
Listen, feel, reflect, and live through the notes.
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Vienna’s New Year Concert, past and present
One of my most memorable new year’s day was in the year 2010. I went to a friend’s place to watch a TV broadcast of the New Year Concert, live from Vienna, with several music lovers and critics. Before the
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Virtuosos Becoming a Dime a Dozen
THE latest young pianist from China to excite classical music audiences and earn raves from critics is the 24-year-old Yuja Wang, a distinctive artist with a comprehensive technique. That Ms. Wang is already a musician of consequence was made clear
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Bach
BachFour Suites for Orchestra BWV 1066/69 Performed by Kurt Redel, conductor Orchestre de chambre “Pro Arte” de Munich Recorded in 1954 Bach: Suite No. 2 – Minuet and Badinerie
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Why music matters
IT’S more than just nice to listen to, learning to play music helps build children’s brains.
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