April, 2014

69 Posts
Notre-Dame de Paris–Our Lady of Paris
The Cradle of modern Western Music
Notre-Dame de Paris is the most famous Gothic Cathedral of the Middle Ages. Construction began in 1163 and had to overcome a number of architectural concerns. The popular Gothic building style called for higher and thinner walls. As the walls
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The words come first
A libretto is more than just an excuse for some music, especially when writing a new opera about Russian poet Mayakovsky.
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In touch with Desirée Rancatore
Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore is one of the most exciting singers of our time. A leading exponent of the Italian operatic tradition, she maintains a busy schedule at opera houses in her native country and in cities such as Paris,
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Marching with John
Ah, there’s nothing like a march. It’s perfect for parades, for getting small children in order, or even for vacuuming the house – there’s a strong beat, hummable tunes, and they’re designed to get your attention and get you moving.
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Benjamin Appl performs “An die ferne Geliebte” L. van Beethoven
Benjamin Appl will be performing at the Schubertiade in May.
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Antonio Stradivari
Modern violin beats Stradivarius in a blind test
The scholarly paper “Player preferences among new and old violins,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in January 2012, shook the foundations of one of the longest held believes in Classical music. In this study, judges
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Introduction to Music Therapy
The topic of music therapy is, to put it gently, mind boggling. When I began to undertake a couple of articles on music therapy, I thought… I didn’t know what to think, actually. Music therapy was always one of those
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Haydn – Prokofiev
HaydnSymphony No. 101 in D major Hob. I/101 “The Clock” ProkofievSymphony No. 5 in B flat major, op. 100 Performed by Pedro de Freitas Branco, conductor Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française Recorded in 1958 Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in
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