January, 2017

67 Posts
“Less is More” – Marginal Gain Learning
“Marginal Gain Learning” (MGL) is a training concept employed by the British cycling team which has reaped brilliant rewards, as their success in both the London and Rio Olympics has demonstrated. The concept was developed by the team’s coach Dave
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ChopinSonata for piano No. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 35 “Funeral” Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 Performed by Alexandre Uninsky, piano Recorded in 1951 – 1952 Chopin: Sonata for piano No. 2 in B-flat minor, op.
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Forgotten Pianists: Vladimir Sofronitsky
Vladimir Sofronitsky (1907-1961) was a Russian pianist who made his name not playing the classical and romantic composers but in his performances of the works of Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915), his wife’s late father.
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Behind the Curtain
Mademoiselle La Cachucha
It all started with Hector Berlioz and his Evenings with the Orchestra! A group of bored musicians are stuck in a small town playing overrated operas. With nothing else to do, they tell tales, read stories and exchange gossip about
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Musical Giants of the 20th Century: Harpist, Mandolin and Banjo
Three legendary 20th century harpists stand out. British harpist Sidonie Goossens’s remarkable career extended just short of seven decades. A member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra from its founding in 1930 until 1980, she was known for her brilliant playing
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Year of the Fire Rooster 2017
In the ancient system of Chinese astrology, the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to wish him goodbye before he departed from Earth. Alas, only twelve animals came to bid him farewell. So he rewarded them by naming a year
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Music, Medicine and Happiness
Did you ever wonder why the Chinese character for Music (“樂”) shares the exact same character for happiness (“樂”), and why the Chinese character for medicine (“藥”) is simply the same character with the symbol for plants placed on top?
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CATOIRE, G.: Violin and Piano Works
Violin Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 15 – II. Barcarolle: Andante From CATOIRE, G.: Violin and Piano Works (2016) Released by Naxos Catoire: Violin Sonata No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 15 – II. Barcarolle: AndanteTchaikovsky encouraged Georgy
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