July, 2016

58 Posts
Musical Giants of the 20th Century: Pianists
Narrowing a list of “great pianists” down to 10 was not an easy task – there are so many who merit inclusion! And readers will inevitably have their own personal list of pianistic heroes and heroines. But I hope this
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An Artist at the Opera: Erté
The Russian-born designer Roman de Tirtoff, better known as Erté (from the French pronunciation of his initials R-T), is best known for his art deco fashion designs. He also designed shoes, jewelry, did interior design, and graphic arts.
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Muses and Musings
Sisterly Muse : Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn
In his famous Tintern Abbey poem, the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth wrote of his sister Dorothy, Of this fair river; thou my dearest Friend, My dear, dear Friend; and in thy voice I catch The language of my former
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In the summer house
Philip Glass, Nico Muhly
Four Studies Suspension From In the summer house Philip Glass, Nico Muhly (2016) Released by Harmonia Mundi Muhly: Four Studies – SuspensionA minimalist palette for maximum effect. This recital of music especially written or arranged for duo violinists Angela and
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How You Should Feel in the Key of F major
In our earlier series on C major and minor, G major and minor, and D major and minor, and A major and minor, E major and minor, B major and minor, F sharp major and minor, C sharp major and
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Music therapy helps NICU babies go home sooner
A place you might not expect music, is now being filled with song.
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Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninov
The last link to traditional Russian music Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninov (1864-1956) was a contemporary of Richard Strauss, and he lived to the ripe old age of 92. Born in Moscow, he became a U.S. citizen in 1949 and spent his
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LeclairSonata for flute and continuo No. 1 in C Major , Book I , No. 2 Sonata for Flute and Continuo No. 2 in E Minor , Book I , No. 6 Sonata for flute and continuo No. 3 in
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