Composers > Inspiration > Mixing Bach and Liszt: The Unfinished Fugue and the - Fantasia contrappuntistica -
by Maureen Buja | May 25th, 2017

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The regularized austerity of J.S. Bach’s music, in particular The Art of Fugue, has fascinated many composers. Bach’s work was left unfinished, with the final quadruple fugue (Contrapunctus XIV) started but not completed before Bach’s death.

Forgotten records > Delius – Russell Bennett – Porter – Guarnieri
May 25th, 2017

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DeliusSonata for violin and piano No. 1 Russell BennettA Song Sonata PorterSonata for violin and piano No. 2 GuarnieriSonata for violin and piano No. 2 Performed by Louis Kaufman, violin Theodore Saidenberg, piano Artur Balsam, piano Recorded in 1948 – [...] more >>

Composers > Love > An arranged and happy marriage - Claudio Monteverdi and Claudia Cattaneo
by Georg Predota | May 24th, 2017

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Claudio Monteverdi and Claudia Cattaneo

Claudio Monteverdi was a precocious musical talent who published his first collection of madrigals at age 15. Ambitious and highly confident he was hired as a singer and instrumentalist by Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua in 1590. Mantua and nearby [...] more >>

Media > When to Start Music Lessons: My Child Loves Music – So What Should I Do?
May 24th, 2017

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The other night, my husband and I were in a local restaurant. In a high chair nearby was an adorable one-year-old girl, be-bopping to the music on the PA system. Her hands were raised high, her feet were going a [...] more >>