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Olga Scheps
‘I Will Always Play Music That I Love’ Pianist Olga Schep’s innovative approach to programming has earned her a loyal and devoted audience. She has performed with orchestras including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg,
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Paul Hindemith
“People Who Make Music Together Cannot Be Enemies” Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) unexpectedly died on 28 December 1963 in Frankfurt. And while the general public mourned the loss of a highly respected musician, he had lost all influence on the next
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Johann Baptist Wendling
“Wendling is the foremost flute player of his time” 300 years ago, on 17 June 1723, the town of Rappoltsweiler, now Ribeauvillé, recorded the birth of Johann Baptist Wendling (1723-1797). His family originated from the Alsace region, and his father
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Luise Adolpha Le Beau
“Teach girls the same things that are taught to boys” Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850-1927) was regarded by major critics of her time as the first woman to compose large-scale vocal and orchestral works. However, throughout her professional career, she
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Lukas Foss
“An Authentic Genius” A scholar writes, “the works of Lukas Foss (1922-2009) spring from a distinct personality: enthusiastic, curious, and receptive to every kind of musical idea…he was one of his era’s most communicative and representative composer-performer.” It’s not surprising
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Vivi Vassileva
‘We Need To Always Search For More’ Vivi Vassileva Performs Jacob Gade’s Tango Jalousie Hailing from Hof in southeast Germany, percussionist Vivi Vassileva grew up in a family of Bulgarian musicians and has been described as ‘hold[ing] an exceptional musicality
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Jiří Antonín (Georg Anton) Benda
Mozart: “Benda was always my favorite” Jiří Antonín Benda (1722-1795), later known as Georg Anton Benda, was born 300 years ago on 30 June 1722 in the Bohemian town of Benátky nad Jizerou, twenty-two miles north-east of Prague. He was
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E. T. A. Hoffmann
“Music is the most romantic of all the arts for its sole subject is the infinite” Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776-1822), better known by his pen name E. T. A. Hoffmann, was possibly the most original and influential fiction writer
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