April, 2017

59 Posts
Bhumibol Adulyadej: Monarch of Swing
Around Asia, Bhumibol Adulyadej was simply known as King Bhumibol the Great, ninth and longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. At the time of his death on 13 October 2016 he had been on the throne for over 70 years, and
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What Siegfried Wagner found in Hong Kong!
For countless decades, visitors have come to Hong Kong to experience the sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis where Chinese roots and colonial connections converge to shape a dynamic commercial and cultural landscape. Travelers during the later parts of
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Music at the Nazi Games of 1936
The association of the Berlin Games with the Third Reich severely tainted the Olympische Hymne by Richard Strauss, even though the commission for the hymn did not come from the National Socialists but from the International Olympic Committee.
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Violin Concertos (Polish) – BACEWICZ, G. / TANSMAN, A. / SPISAK, M. / PANUFNIK, A.
Tansman: 5 Pieces, No. 2. Chanson et Boite à Musique From Violin Concertos (Polish) – BACEWICZ, G. / TANSMAN, A. / SPISAK, M. / PANUFNIK, A. (2016) Released by Naxos Tansman: 5 Pieces, No. 2. Chanson et Boite à MusiqueThe
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Composers and their Poets: John Dowland
Many aspects about the life of John Dowland (1563-1626) remain a mystery – his biography is full of ‘it is generally thought…’. It is generally thought he was born in London but one historian also claims an Irish source for
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The Man Who Invented Modern Music
Emile Berliner made vinyl a mass-market reality in Montréal
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How Amateur Orchestral Players Can Perform At Their Best
As amateur orchestral musicians, we deal with a lot: constant self-doubt – the gnawing knowledge that we’ll never sound as good as the big boys – balancing learning our music with our full-time day jobs – extremely tiny paychecks (if
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Ravel – Sibelius
RavelString Quartet in F major SibeliusString Quartet in D minor, op. 56 “Voces intimae” Performed by Quatuor Pascal Recorded in 1955 – 1956 Ravel: String Quartet in F major – Allegro moderato
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