December, 2013

64 Posts
Here’s to a 2014 filled with Music and Harmony!
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A rousing start!
The musical education of C.P.E. Bach
When Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was born on 8 March 1714 in the city of Weimar, his father was employed as court organist at the ducal court. By then, Johann Sebastian had already acquired a fierce reputation as an organ
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Mozart String Quartet no 4 in C Major KV157 played by the Jerusalem Quartet
Simple and divine, a joyful way to start 2014. Happy New Year !
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Bach
BachCello Suites BWV 1007-1012 Performed by Jean-Max Clément, cello Recorded in 1958 Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007 – Prélude
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Brahms by Meng-Chieh Liu
Brahms Waltzes, Op. 39 No. 11 in B minor Brahms: Waltzes, Op. 39 – No. 11 in B minorNew Year Treat !! Let’s welcome 2014 with this beautiful Waltze performed by Meng-Chieh Liu. A recipient of the 2002 Avery Fisher
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Like Father like Son!
Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Trio Sonata in A minor, Wq. 148, H. 572 I have always wondered what it must have been like to grow up as the son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The old man was known around town
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Soloists I Have Known: Yo Yo Ma, André Watts, Sara Davis (once David) Buechner
“Are soloists nice?” audiences ask. “Not all of them,” I’d reply cautiously. (One doesn’t want to taint the concert experience, after all.) Some soloists can be self-centered; others reserved. There are soloists who stand out as genuine, warm and wonderful
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In touch with Jon Kimura Parker: The Diabolical Pianist
MozartPiano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467, “Elvira Madigan” JH: Jon you just recorded your transcription of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring for solo piano paired with his ballet Petrouchka. It was released on iTunes in time for the
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