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Purcell via Pluhar: Music for a While

Here I am. At the intersection between classical (baroque) music and jazz. What else can I wish but enjoy this amazing collection of jazzy Purcell. This is a new release by L’Arpeggiata, its leader Christina Pluhar and special guests, including Philippe Jaroussky. 1,534 more words

Music Passion -- Duets

My music passion for July is Two Daughters of this Aged Stream: a duet from Act IV of the opera King Arthur written by the English baroque composer… 158 more words

Poetry

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

I jumped from my seat when I heard the voice of the soprano in the first area: I know her I said to myself. And indeed, it was the voice of Nuria Rial. 68 more words

Three Songs Three Life Changing Moments

It is hard to choose only three songs that are important to me. There have been so many over my 62 years. The first Beatles song I ever heard – I Wanna Hold Your Hand and the flip side of the 45 rpm, She Loves You (yeah, yeah, yeah). 679 more words

Inspiration

Henry Purcell: “Dido’s Lament” (When I am laid in Earth) from Dido and Aeneas

In 1975, I lived in the French House at Indiana University.  A few days ago, I wrote about one of my dorm mates, Mark Z.  After Mark, the role of most dramatic person in my dorm went to Cynthia C*. 591 more words

Classical Music