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Famous Quotes About Violins and Violinists
The violin is one of the most perfect instruments! It is the soprano member of the family of string instruments and has extraordinary musical versatility. The beauty and emotional appeal of the instrument are close to the human voice, and
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10 Exciting Operatic Arias by Georg Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) composed some of the most memorable and famous melodies on this planet. He had an incredible gift for writing gorgeous melodies that “perhaps so strongly and clearly imply the harmony that it almost does not need
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10 Most Exciting Operatic Overtures by George Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) must be one of my all-time favorite composers. But I am a little shy to tell you that I only know a very small part of his music. When I checked a musical dictionary I found
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The 10 Most Exciting Triple Concertos
If a concerto for two soloists is called a double concerto, then it follows that a concerto for three soloists is called a triple concerto. When I started researching for this blog I discovered something interesting about the triple concerto.
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The 10 Most Exciting Double Concertos
There is an old saying that “two heads are better than one” when it comes to reasoning and perceptual decision-making. That might well be true, but are two soloists in classical music better than one? This seems a tricky question
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10 Funkiest Concerto Combinations
I’ve just seen the funniest cartoon ever! It is based on a kind of parlor game, where you are to imagine being stranded on a desert island with only a single album available for your listening pleasure. In this cartoon,
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Chamber Music
The 10 Most Beautiful Piano Quartets
What do you get when you add a piano to a string trio? That’s right, you get a piano quartet. Pairing a violin, viola, and cello with a piano is basically the standard instrument lineup for this type of chamber
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Christmas Piano Music
With Christmas just around the corner, here is a selection of festive piano music to bring good cheer and warmth, peace and joy. J.S. Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Myra Hess) Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is the
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