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Heavy — and happy — is the music that crowns a king

Since the coronation of William the Conqueror at Westminster Abbey in 1066, every British monarch has been crowned in a service full of glorious music. Ottawa-native counter tenor Daniel Taylor tells Peter Robb a little bit about the service and a performance of the music he is delivering on Dec. 861 more words

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Classical Memories 21 November: Henry Purcell

Composer: Henry Purcell

Dates: 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695

Nationality: English

Title of Piece: Abdelazer Suite

Brief Biography: Purcell was a composer. His compositions incorporated Italian and French stylistics to give a unique form of English Baroque music.

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On Opera: Director Barrie Kosky in Conversation with LA Opera’s Christopher Koelsch

 By Jane Rosenberg

Ebullient, outspoken, and intelligent, Barrie Kosky, artistic director of the Komische Oper Berlin, and stage director of LA Opera’s upcoming production of the double bill… 884 more words

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