May, 2016

58 Posts
Max Reger
“Giant in the Shadows” 100 years ago, Max Reger (1873-1916), one of the giants of music in Germany passed away prematurely at age 43. He was an exact contemporary of Rachmaninoff, one year younger than Scriabin, and one year older
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Mendelssohn – Tchaikovsky
MendelssohnQuartet in E minor String, op. 44, No. 2 TchaikovskyString sextet “Souvenir de Florence”, op. 70 Performed by Quatuor Guilet Carton Cooley, viola Naum Benditzsky, cello Recorded in 1950 Tchaikovsky: String sextet “Souvenir de Florence”, op. 70 – Allegro con
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Minors of the Majors
Richard Wagner: Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 4
“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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E.T.A. Hoffmann on Steroids!
Edgar Allan Poe in Music
Reading American literature during my student days in Europe was a rather thankless and boring task. I simply had no connection to the naïve optimism of the American frontier mentality or the preachy virtues of the Puritan legacy. For me,
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Movers and Shakers of Music World
Antonio Vivaldi: Produced by the Red Priest
An impresario working in the late 17th century was solely responsible for running all the artistic and business matters of the theater. He rented the house, negotiated and signed contracts with everyone connected with productions. Singers, instrumentalists, technical staff and
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Making the Music Come Alive:
An Interview with Anderson and Roe
Duo pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe have been performing together since meeting at Juilliard in 2002. Their solo piano careers have been augmented by their duo piano careers and their international touring schedule has brought them worldwide recognition.
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Beethoven at the Ballet
We don’t often think of Beethoven as a composer for the ballet – as an original composer, that is, rather than having his music used in later times for ballet. In 1801, however, Salvatore Viganò (1769-1821) came to Vienna and
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MORAVEC, P.: Violin Concerto / Shakuhachi Quintet / Equilibrium
Violin Concerto II From MORAVEC, P.: Violin Concerto / Shakuhachi Quintet / Equilibrium (2016) Released by Naxos Moravec: Violin Concerto IIPaul Moravec is one of the most admired and acclaimed composers of our time, his music standing out for its
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