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Fifteen of the Best Duets for Violin and Cello
The violin and cello: like vanilla and chocolate, they’re two great tastes that taste great together! However, not everyone is familiar with the wide fantastic repertoire available to violinists and cellists who want to partner up and perform together. So
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Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019)
“Riding the Wind”
In many ways, the career of composer Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019) established a now familiar pattern of intellectuals, artists, and musicians escaping political turmoil in their native China to find opportunities in the United States. A native of Shandong Province, Chou
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Grigory Sokolov – The Enigmatic Maestro
A man in an oversized tuxedo emerges from backstage. He walks slowly but steadily, bows briefly with a stern, expressionless face, takes his seat and produces some of the most profound music on the piano in a dimly lit hall
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Composers Who Write
Over the centuries, it has often been quite common for composers to endorse the role of music critics. Many composers, particularly in the past two centuries, have adopted this activity as one of their primaries. In fact, it is probably
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Sixteen Great Books About Classical Music
Love classical music? Need some reading material? Want to read some great books about classical music? We’ve got you covered! Here are sixteen books about classical music that you should read: The Rest Is Noise, by Alex Ross This 2007
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Satie & Monk
Erik Satie and Thelonious Monk are two of my favourite artists, and this is no surprise as if one pays close attention, they are both very similar in their approach to music — and perhaps in their own lives too.
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The Seven Best Chopin Works, According to YouTube
Frédéric Chopin is one of the most popular composers in classical music history. We all know that his romantic piano works have captured the imaginations of listeners around the world. But have you ever wondered which of his pieces are
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“Heinrich the Great”
The Heinrich Neuhaus Legacy
The legendary pianist and pedagogue Heinrich Neuhaus (1888-1964) stood at the centre of a dynasty of Russian pianism that still continues to reverberate today. Known as “Heinrich the Great,” his name alone transcended musical circles as he became a national
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