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Blog > Percy Grainger – the Eccentric Piano Wizard
by Frances Wilson | July 18th, 2019

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“amazing skill, personality and vigor” – Harold C Schonberg Percy Grainger (1882-1961), Australian pianist, composer and noted eccentric, is most famous for ‘Country Gardens’, his transcription of an English folksong, with its frolicking rustic lilt. But Grainger was much more [...] more >>

Forgotten records > Mozart – Schumann
July 18th, 2019

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MozartPiano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 Piano Sonata No.9 in D major, K.311 SchumannCarnaval, Op. 9 Performed by Robert Cornman, piano Recorded in 1956 Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

Blog > Who Actually Won @ the 16th Tchaikovsky Competition?
by Ellen Wong Tso | July 17th, 2019

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Eleven days (June 17th to 27th) of complete immersion in the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, enduring palm-sweating, heart-racing, and adrenalin-pumping conditions, while witnessing an array of ultra demanding repertoire mastered by especially fine musicians all day – that is my [...] more >>

Media > How to listen to new music
July 17th, 2019

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You know it when you hear it in a scary movie or sandwiched between Mozart and Beethoven at a concert: contemporary classical music, or “new music” for short. Here are some ways to get the most out of music from [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Stravinsky Meets Modern
by Maureen Buja | July 16th, 2019

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We associate ragtime music with performers and composers such as Scott Joplin, confined by their poverty and marginality to the US. What we may not realize is how international this turn of the 20th century-style was and how influential it [...] more >>

Forgotten records > Leclair – Kreisler
July 16th, 2019

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LeclairConcert for Violin and Orchestra in A major, Op. 7 No. 6 KreislerPraeludium et Allegro (In the style of Gaetano Pugnani) Mélodie Rondino (On a theme by Beethoven) Chanson que ma mère m’apprenait (After Dvorak) Sérénade Espagnole (After Chaminade) Spanish [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > The Pop Classical
by Maureen Buja | July 15th, 2019

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In a sense, the thing furthest away from Classical music is pop music. But, in another sense, the two kinds of music are far closer than you think!

In Tune > Arts > Musicians and Artists: Virtuosos and Ingres
by Maureen Buja | July 14th, 2019

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The French neo-classical painter Jean-Auguste-Domique Ingres (1780-1867) was very much a student of the academic painter Jacques-Louis David and brought David’s classical and restrained model into the nineteenth century. In addition to his considerable painting skills, he was also a [...] more >>