March, 2016

60 Posts
McTeague: A Dental Opera
And now for something extremely painful! Imagine waking up with a severe toothache in the middle of the 19th century. In many cases, you might have to wait a couple of month before an itinerant practitioner of the dental trade
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Bruckner – Fauré
BrucknerTe Deum FauréRequiem Mass in D minor , op. 48 Performed by Phyllis Curtin, soprano Mary MacKenzie, contralto John Alexander, tenor David Laurent, bass Charles Munch, conductor Harvard Glee Club – Radcliffe Choral Society – Orchestre Symphonique de Boston Recorded
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Music in Exile II
Following the Money
There are various reasons for composers, musicians and artist to leave their respective homelands. Some are displaced by war or social unrest, while others follow employment opportunities. In the 15th and early 16 centuries, whole generations of composers from the
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Shared Knowledge of Songs Bonds Children
Evidence suggests music plays a role in our early tendency to distinguish friend from foe.
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Kawai: The Piano at Superbowl 50 (2016)
Pianos are highly versatile instruments, equally at home in luxurious concert halls, smokey pubs, middle-class living rooms and sweaty practice cubicles. Kawai instruments prominently feature in all those locations. However, the Kawai hybrid piano has also featured in one of
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Brahms
BrahmsConcerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major , op. 83 Hungarian Dances No. 1-5 Performed by Hans Swarowsky, conductor Orchestre d’Etat de l’Opéra de Vienne Eduard Mrazek, piano Recorded in 1959 Brahms: Concerto for Piano and
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Minors of the Majors
Gioacchino Rossini: 3 Choeurs Religieux
“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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Composers as Kids: Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler, the grandest symphonist of his age, was born in July 1860 in the village of Kaliště, in the present-day Czech Republic. His background was not particularly artistic. His father Bernhard had grown up labeling bottles in his family’s
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