June, 2016

57 Posts
Catalan Passion
Enrique Granados and Maria de los Desamparados Gal y Lloveras
When pianist Enrique Granados (1867-1916) first appeared on stage on 20 April 1890, critics were simply ecstatic! “Granados will be one of the great artists who always seek applause in pure art, without flashiness and cheap concessions.” Praising the young
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Vivaldi – Bach – Baur
VivaldiConcerto for Violin and String Orchestra in D major , op. 3 , No. 9 , RV . 230 ( L’Estro armonico ) Harpsichord Concerto in D Major and String Orchestra BWV 972 ( Transcription from Concerto for Violin and
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Pleasure and Pain: on being an amateur pianist
Alan Rusbridger’s book ‘Play It Again’ (published in 2013) shone a delightful and inspirational light on the world of amateur pianism, but people have been playing music at home and with friends for almost as long as keyboard instruments have
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Pursuing Diversity: New Voices, New Sounds
Conversations about diversity are happening everywhere these days. The changing face of America is increasingly bringing what used to be a dodged or back-burnered dialogue to the forefront of the national debate. The visibility of this issue has grown in
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Enrique Granados
Chopin of Spain When Enrique Granados (1867–1916) drowned in the English Channel trying to save his wife 100 years ago, the musical world lost an extraordinary poet of the piano. “His hands stroke the keys with a delicacy, with a
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Boccherini
BoccheriniTrio in G minor , op. 9 , No. 5 Trio in G major , op. 38 , No. 2 Quartet in A major , op. 39 , No. 8 Quartettino ” The tiranna ” , op. 44 , No.
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Minors of the Majors
Anton Bruckner: String Quintet in F Major
“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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Critical Ear with Sharpened Pen
Meet the Critics
Everybody today seems to have an opinion, and, with the benefit of the web, many of more of us can know their opinions as well. Yet, what we value is not necessarily any opinion, but an informed opinion. Interlude will
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