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Charles Ives and baseball

Baseball played an important part in Charles Ives’s life, music, and writings; it was a place where he proved himself as a man, and it provided a framework within which he could build new musical ideas. 195 more words


Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light

The Los Angeles Master Chorale launches their season this Sunday evening with a performance of Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light accompanying the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. 255 more words


For All the Writers, Singers, Composers, and Artists Out There

I went to the Holocaust Museum in Houston. It causes deep reflection. I drew a picture in response to it. Some things only a picture will do. 77 more words

Winsome Winds: Florent Schmitt's Clarinet Sextet (1953)

While he may be far better known for his lush orchestral scores, French composer Florent Schmitt also explored the emotional range of solo instrumental and chamber ensembles. 807 more words

Classical Music

Country Road

“Take me home, country road…”

When I drive down the country roads near my home, this popular song by John Denver often pops into my head.

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Motion Pictures: "20,000 Days On Earth"

The rock biography is a tough form to work with these days. With the expansion of the documentary form and the rise of the “mockumentary”, the format is rife with expectations and clichés. 490 more words