May, 2019

61 Posts
J.S. Bach and J.J. Bach: Departure and Farewell
We always think of J.S. Bach in terms of his own family – who he married, how many children he had, what those children did – but we rarely think of him in relation to the family in which he
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‘Ode to Joy’ has an odious history. Let’s give Beethoven’s most overplayed symphony a rest
When the Canadian Opera Company opened the doors to its new opera house in 2006, the gala concert included “Ode to Joy,” the last movement from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
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The Ferment of Life: Schubert’s Last Piano Sonatas II
Alfred Brendel describes Schubert as “a sleepwalker”, yet in his final three sonatas, we see Schubert’s innate sense of musical geometry and his bold treatment of traditional sonata form. These are tightly-organised woks with almost perfectly-balanced structures, perhaps most obviously
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Vivaldi – Boccherini – Paganini
VivaldiConcerto in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8, RV 522 (The harmonic inspiration) BoccheriniString Quartet in A major, Op. 32, No. 6, G. 206 PaganiniString Quartet No. 7 in E major, MS 34 Performed by York String Quartet Recorded in
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Sounds like a healthy retail atmospheric strategy: Effects of ambient music and background noise on food sales
Retail atmospherics is becoming an increasingly important strategic tool for stores and restaurants.
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Equal Sides of the Musical Triangle
David Ludwig about IC2019
When we last spoke with David Ludwig, he was about to head off for Hong Kong to participate in the 2019 Intimacy of Creativity – The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong (IC) festival held by the
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Cooking with the Classics
I was in a shop recently and found BeepEgg, an egg timer that goes into the water with your eggs and lets you know when they’re done. I bought the one with Classical Music themes, called BeepEgg Nori, decorated with
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Beethoven – Tchaikovsky
BeethovenConcerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61 TchaikovskyConcerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 35 Performed by Gerhardt Taschner, violin Leopold Ludwig, conductor Orchestre Philharmonique de Berlin Artur Rother, conductor Recorded in 1948 Tchaikovsky: Concerto
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