Forgotten records > Rachmaninov – Debussy
December 12th, 2017

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RachmaninovSymphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 DebussyLa Mer Performed by Massimo Freccia Orchestre Symphonique de Baltimore Orchestre Philharmonique de Rome Recorded in 1955 – 1959 Debussy: La Mer – Dialogue du vent et de la mer

Composers > Inspiration > The Lighter Side of Music - German Cabaret
by Georg Predota | December 11th, 2017

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German Cabaret

Around the turn of the 20th century, the French cabaret was a gathering place for the artistic and literary elite. It projected social and artistic ideals and was widely imitated through new establishments and touring performers. Among the traveling stars [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Silly Symphonies, Loony Tunes, and Merrie Melodies - Classical Music in Animation II
by Maureen Buja | December 10th, 2017

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Classical Music in Animation II

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One of the wonders of animation in the 1930 and ‘40s was the breadth of classical music. Walt Disney took this seriously in Fantasia. Intended to be an ongoing series of settings of classical music, the feature-length cartoon (and some [...] more >>

Blog > Responsibilities - Of audiences, performers and concert venues
by Frances Wilson | December 10th, 2017

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Of audiences, performers and concert venues

New York Philharmonic

A concert is an occasion, an event, and as such has its own special etiquette and “rules of engagement”. As the audience we have certain responsibilities, including arriving on time, sitting quietly during the performance, showing our appreciation for the [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Mapping the Musical Genome: - The Lassus Family
by Georg Predota | December 9th, 2017

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The Lassus Family

According to popular legend, Orlande de Lassus, born in 1530 or 1532 in the Franco-Flemish province of Hainaut, was abducted three times because of the beauty of his voice! Probably pure fabrication, it nevertheless provides a fictional narrative that explains [...] more >>

My music > LEVINA, Z.A.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
December 9th, 2017

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Piano Concerto No. 1 I. Allegro From LEVINA, Z.A.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (2017) Released by Capriccio Levina: Piano Concerto No. 1 – I. AllegroZara Aleksandrovna Levina was a pianist and composer. She was from a Jewish family. [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Destination Tokyo
by Maureen Buja | December 8th, 2017

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You want to check out the city ahead of the crush of the 2020 Summer Olympics, here’s a bit of travel music to see the city. City sounds, traditional sounds, the modern and the antique are all part of Japanese [...] more >>

Media > The greatest music teacher who ever lived
December 8th, 2017

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Nadia Boulanger taught many of the 20th Century’s greatest musicians. She may have been the greatest music teacher ever, writes Clemency Burton-Hill.