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Composers > Anecdotes > And the Winner is……. - Chamber and Solo Music Competition at the 1948 Olympics
by Georg Predota | March 26th, 2017

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Chamber and Solo Music Competition at the 1948 Olympics

The year was 1948, and athletes from around the world gathered in London to participate in the 14th Olympic Games in the modern era. Because of World War II, it had been 12 years since the last Olympic competition, and [...] more >>

Blog > Musical Giants of the 20th Century—All That Jazz!
by Janet Horvath | March 26th, 2017

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A discussion of Musical Giants would not be complete without naming the towering artists of twentieth century jazz: Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Quincey Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Unsung Concertos - Louis Spohr: - Clarinet Concerto No. 1 - in C minor, Op. 26
by Georg Predota | March 22nd, 2017

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Louis Spohr: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 26

Louis Spohr (1784-1859), actually born Ludwig Spohr in Braunschweig, was a German composer, violinist and conductor. Early violin studies secured employment with Duke Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand of Brunswick, and barely 16 years old, Spohr accompanied his teacher Franz Eck on [...] more >>