October, 2012

51 Posts
Mozart in Mannheim I
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first visited the city of Mannheim — a little side trip after a performance in Munich — in 1763. Accompanied by his parents and his sister Nannerl, he only stayed for a couple of days before the
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From mood music to good vibrations
MAN, his intellect ever at the service of his libido, saw the possibilities of music immediately. As the first note was twanged on a gut string, he sat himself down like a witch doctor composing hexes and began writing songs
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R. SCHUMANN DAVIDSBUNDLERTANZE Op. 6 CEDRIC PESCIA
Cédric will be performing at the Schubertiade.
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Old Bach meets Old Fritz!
Musical Offering, BWV 1079 Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Ton Koopman Frederick the Great of Prussia, affectionately known as “Der Alte Fritz” (Old Fritz) is generally known as a brilliant military campaigner who established the reputation of Prussian military might. In addition,
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Café Music by Paul Schoenfield
Andante Moderato Stephanie Arado, violin (Assistant Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra) Dr. Charles Kemper, piano (collaborative pianist) Janet Horvath, cello Schoenfield : Café Music – Andante Moderato Paul Schoenfield: “The idea to compose Café Music first came to me in
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Beethoven
BeethovenPiano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, op. 19 Performed by Robert Goldsand, piano Carl Bamberger, conductor Orchestre de l’Opéra de Francfort Recorded in 1951 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
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Schumann Fantasie Op. 17
Clara, Ludwig, or both? Robert Schumann (1810-1856) had one of the most fascinating and varied biographies of all the nineteenth-century German composers. Forced by his guardian to study law, he rebelled against its pharisaical quibbling at age nineteen and moved
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Classical musicians use surprising device to silence sound
Imagine an artist who puts on clouded glasses in order to paint. Or a ballerina who adds weights to her feet. Now consider a musician who puts in earplugs: not a rock star, who’s protecting his ears from deafening noises,
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