August, 2016

62 Posts
Building a Sound: An Interview with the Takács Quartet
Ahead of their appearance in Hong Kong, we caught up with the Takács Quartet and asked them a few questions about their long career and what they saw for the future. Takács Quartet is Edward Dusinberre, first violin; Károly Schranz,
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The Best Classical Music To Listen To While Studying
Whether you’re a newbie or a lifelong connoisseur, all classical music fans agree: some pieces work better as background music than others…especially when we’re studying! A Mahler symphony is powerful in the concert hall, but in the study hall, its
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Why Beethoven rules supreme over Mozart
So it’s official. Ludwig van Beethoven is now the UK’s favourite classical composer, according to Classic FM.
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Antonín Dvořák: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191
With his Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, Antonín Dvořák created one of the all-time greatest works in the genre. Yet curiously, Dvořák had written in 1865, “The cello is a beautiful instrument, but its place is in the orchestra
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Beethoven – Bartók – Haydn
BeethovenCoriolan, overture, op. 62 BartókDivertimento for Strings Sz 113 HaydnSymphony No. 103 in E flat major Hob. I / 103 “Drum Roll” Performed by Georg Solti, conductor Orchestre Symphonique de la Radio Suédoise Recorded in 1958 Haydn: Symphony No. 103
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Minors of the Majors
Frédéric Chopin: Grand Duo Concertant
“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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Musical Giants of the 20th Century: Violinists
During the last century we have been blessed with many exceptional violinists. Ten violinists, musical giants of the 20th Century, truly changed the world of music. Bronislaw Huberman Legendary violinist Bronislaw Huberman was born in Poland in 1882. His extraordinary
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An Artist at the Opera: Maurice Sendak
We remember him for Little Max and the Wild Things, but artist and author Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) has shown us more than just Where the Wild Things Are. His stage works include both opera and ballet sets.
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