June, 2014

64 Posts
Skipping Town: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) was a prodigious musical talent. By age 13—entirely self-thought—he was a proficient vocalist and expert performer on the violin, cello, harpsichord, and the organ. Regrettably, his father, a successful and prosperous forester did not share his
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Diabelli – Fürstenau – Matiegka
DiabelliTrio for flute, viola and guitar FürstenauSuite for flute and guitar, op. 35 MatiegkaQuartet in G major for flute, guitar, viola and cello (arr. Franz Schubert) Performed by Richard Dahl Eriksen, viola Ulrik Neumann, guitar Poul Birkelund, flute Jørgen Friisholm,
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Bassoon Recital: Zdybel, Katarzyna
Jean Francaix: Divertissement for Bassoon and Strings – I. Vivace From Bassoon Recital: Zdybel, Katarzyna (2013) Released by CD Accord / Naxos Jean Francaix: Divertissement for Bassoon and Strings – I. VivaceAlthough many composers value the bassoon’s melodiousness and its
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The Miracles of Salzburg
Maria Plain and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Missa Brevis, K. 192 “Credo” Leopold Mozart and his wife Anna Maria Walburga had seven children, of whom only two survived infancy. Being good Catholics and all, they continued to sponsor Holy Masses for their dead children.
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Orchestral Foibles A-Z
A is for audition. Get used to it. You’ll have to. And accompaniment. That’s what you are—not the soloist! B is for Body odor. None appreciated— even the most expensive perfume. Onstage it’s a no-no. C is for Cough drops.
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Why young punks grow to like classical and jazz in older age
Our music tastes change as we get older to match the shifting social circumstances of our lives, according to a new study
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Psychoanalysis of a Dysfunctional Family
Richard Strauss: Elektra
Richard Strauss: Elektra In Greek mythology, Elektra is widely considered the most psychologically advanced Greek tragedy. The Greek dramatist Sophocles constructed a play that centers on the heroine’s obsession to avenge her father’s murder. Elektra lives in hope that her
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BrahmsPiano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, op. 83 Performed by Edward Kilenyi, piano Ionel Perlea, conductor Orchestre Symphonique RIAS de Berlin Recorded in 1955 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, op. 83 – Allegro appassionato
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