March, 2017

63 Posts
Composers and their Poets: Falla
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) set relatively little vocal music and the most well-known of his vocal setting is of a set of 7 anonymous popular songs from different regions of Spain: Murcia, Aragon, the north of Spain, the Moorish south,
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Uber, But for Millennials Who Want Orchestras in Their Living Rooms
It was A Wednesday night in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and 40 people—mostly millennials—sat cross-legged on a cramped living room, drinking craft beers and taking off their jackets to reveal the flannels underneath. Around 8pm, the introductions and recommendations
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Vassyl Slipak: Great Baritone killed by Sniper
Opera singers die on stage almost every night! However, it’s somewhat rare for them to actually perish in real military engagements. But that’s exactly what happened to Ukrainian bass-baritone Vassyl Slipak on 29 June 2016. After singing at the Paris
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Soler – Anglés – Cantallos – Albéniz – Clementi
SolerSonata in C sharp minor Sonata in G minor Sonata in D major Sonata in F sharp minor AnglésAria in D minor CantallosSonata in F sharp minor AlbénizSonata in D major ClementiSonata in B minor, op. 40, No. 2 Sonata
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Unsung Concertos
Bohuslav Martinů: Oboe Concerto H.353
Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) always paid close attention to avant-garde cosmopolitan musical developments. Yet simultaneously he was acutely aware of his position as a composer of Czech national music. Ceaselessly working to “express the never-ending search for truth and the meaning
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Sony develops algorithm based AI music
A future chart-topping song may soon come from an algorithm.
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Live life! It’s good for you and your music
I fell in love with the city of Vienna during my first visit in 2015, and that affection was sealed on my second visit in Spring 2016. At the risk of sounding bossy, if you are a musician you have
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Tchaikovsky – Grieg – Dvorak
TchaikovskySymphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathetic” GriegPeer Gynt, Suite No. 1, op. 46 DvorakCarnival, overture, op. 92 Performed by Alexander Gibson, conductor London Festival Orchestra Recorded in 1959 Dvorak: Carnival, overture, op. 92
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