February, 2016

51 Posts
Minors of the Majors
Antonín Dvořák: Mass in D major, Op. 86
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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Music by a Medium: The Story of Rosemary Brown
The little girl was seven years old when she awoke and saw a ghost standing beside her. His hair was long and white, and he wore a cassock. He told her that he had been a composer and pianist in
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“If music be the food of love, play on.”
Shakespeare and Music VI – Macbeth
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” Bloodstains cannot be scoured nor erased in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. Intense ambition and a consuming lust for power lead the Scottish general Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth to commit murder and to seize
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Sex and Music: Medieval France
The fifteenth-century French chanson was not only a popular light vocal genre but a wonderful vehicle for all sorts of lasciviousness. In Josquin des Prez’ song “Faulte d’argent,” the anonymous poet complains that “Lack of money is unparalleled misery….,” but
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Henselt: Piano Works
Valse Melancolique, Op. 36 From Henselt: Piano Works (2015) Released by Grand Piano Henselt: Valse Melancolique, Op. 36Bavarian-born Adolf von Henselt was one of a galaxy of star pianist-composers of a similar age that included Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Thalberg.
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How You Should Feel in the Key of C Minor
The Austrian composer and pianist Ernst Pauer (1826-1905) was a student of Mozart’s son, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, before moving to London in 1851. He was one of the first piano professors at the Royal College of Music and also
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Music and Memory: US program playing tunes to help nursing home residents reawaken the soul
A US mental health program that uses the transformative power of music to help improve the lives of the elderly living with cognitive and physical impairments, is coming to Australia.
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Music in Exile
Displaced by War
With Nazi security forces hot on his heels, Kurt Weill crossed the French border on 22 March 1933. For the next two years Weill settled in Paris, and the composer barely managed to make a living. He completed his Symphony
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