February, 2014

67 Posts
Fostering Unity
Stephen Foster: Father of American Music
The run-up to the United States presidential election of 1844 was dominated by the controversial issue of slavery expansion through the annexation of the Republic of Texas. The Democratic Party was looking to expand America’s territory by any means. In
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How to be remembered in music (literally)
British company offers to have your remains pressed into a vinyl LP.
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Morning Call!!
Emily Dickinson beautifully captured the small hours of the night in her poem Dawn: When night is almost done, And sunrise grows so near That we can touch the spaces, It’s time to smooth the hair And get the dimples
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Schubert
SchubertString Quartet No. 8 in B flat major, D. 112 String Quartet No. 9 in G minor, D. 173 String Quartet No. 11 in E major D. 353 Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 “The Trout” String Quartet No.
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BBC Proms 2011: Benjamin Grosvenor plays Brahms
Benjamin Grosvenor will be performing at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
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The Magic of the Licorice Stick!
Buffet Crampon
Without being disrespectful to a number of wonderful performers, Martin Fröst currently represent the non-plus-ultra of clarinetists. Internationally revered, admired, and respected, Fröst has not only mastered the classical repertoire, he is also keen to expand the clarinet repertoire as
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Music Bridges Cultures? Actually, Not So Much
New research suggests the discomfort caused by listening to “strange” music can lead people to lose empathy for outsiders.
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Music in Murakami
Those familiar with the novels of the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami know that there are recurring themes throughout his books such as jazz, cats, and women’s ears, to name just a few. In his 2002 novel, Kafka On The Shore,
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