May, 2014

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In touch with Pablo Heras-Casado
An engaging interpreter of baroque and contemporary music as well as of the mainstream symphonic repertoire, Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado maintains a busy schedule in the concert hall, opera house and recording studio. He holds the position of Principal Conductor
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Film composers: a director’s best friend
How did music make Psycho scarier and The Dark Knight even darker? As the BBC begins its Sound of the Cinema season, Sean Macaulay celebrates the fine art of the film composer.
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Expressive Virtuosity
Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
Carl Maria von Weber : Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73, J. 114 The comparatively late addition of the clarinet family to our modern catalogue of musical instruments at the turn of the 18th-century immediately spawned countless
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Adam Plachetka performs Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro : Arie des Grafen
Adam Plachetka will be performing at the Prague Spring International Music Festival.
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Bringing Colour to Music
Mitrofan Petrovich Belaieff (1839-1904) was a music publisher in Imperial Russia but made his money in the wood industry. Despite inheriting his father’s business and being successful in it for some 30 years, his heart was really with music. He
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PfitznerKleine Sinfonie op. 44 Symphony in C major, op. 46 Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, overture Performed by Hermann Abendroth, conductor Karl Böhm, conductor Fritz Lehmann, conductor Orchestre du Gewandhaus de Leipzig Orchestre de la Staatskapelle de Dresde Orchestre Symphonique de
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Babadjanian: Piano Solo Works
Babadjanian: Polyphonic Sonata – II Fugue From Babadjanian: Piano Solo Works (2014) Released by Grand Piano/Naxos Babadjanian: Polyphonic Sonata – II FugueOne of the former Soviet Union’s leading composers and a member of the so-called Armenian ‘Mighty Handful’, Arno Babadjanian
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Come Holy Spirit!
Music for Pentecost
50 days after the Resurrection of Christ, the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles. The biblical narrative states, “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they
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