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The Royal Instrument through the Ages – from Antiquity to the Renaissance Era
On my recent European lecture tour, I was fortunate to hear several concerts in magnificent Baroque churches on Baroque organs, including one in the church of the former Cistercian monastery of St. Urban, Switzerland and one in the St. Francis
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Jeux d’Eau – Musical, Literary and Artistic Remembrances
Liszt : Les Jeux d’eau a la Villa d’Este (1882) Ravel : Jeux d’Eau (1901) Tan Dun : Memories in Watercolor (2003) Debussy : Preludes (1910-1913) – Des pas sur la neige Debussy : Preludes (1910-1913) – Brouillards Debussy :
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The Arts and Music in the Early 20th Century
Eric Satie Parade (1917) Gymnopédies (1893) In their respective fields, Paul Cézanne and Claude Debussy influenced the artists of the early 20th century, which found their counterparts in intellectual circles formed around writers and poets such as Stéphane Mallarmé, Guillaume
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Impressionism to Modernism in Music and the Arts
Debussy La Mer (1905) Estampes (1903) Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune (1894) The works of the great Romantic musicians, painters and writers contributed not only to Impressionism, one of the most important artistic and cultural evolutions in the mid-
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The Romantic Age in Music and the Arts
Beethoven Minuet in G Beethoven “Moonlight” Piano Sonata no.14, C sharp Minor Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischutz, J277 Schubert Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 The events during and following the French Revolution in 1789 represented not only a complete
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The Classical Age in Music and the Arts
In the middle of the 18th century the last shadows of the Baroque faded into the more intimate, colorful and pastoral Rococo period. All of the art forms, particularly those in painting and music, emphasize the “artificial” disguised as the
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The Age of the Baroque in Music and the Arts
The Baroque period began toward the end of the 16th century, reached into the middle of the 18th century, and is generally seen as the art of the Counter-Reformation. With the Reformation, the Catholic Church had lost a very large
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The Renaissance in Music and the Arts
The idea of the Renaissance, in which language, literature, the arts and music saw a remarkable change and renewal, started gradually taking shape in the 14th century, celebrated then and later by writers, artists and musicians such as Petrarch, Boccaccio,
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