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John Ireland: A Downland Suite - 3rd Movement (Minuet)

This is day nine of the A-toZ Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) during the month of April. During this month, I am curating a collection of “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers (to me at least). 101 more words


Gerard Finzi, Romance in E flat Major, Op. 11

For  day six of the A-toZ Challenge,  my subject, Gerard Finzi, was suggested by fellow blogger, the Scottish poetess, Marie Marshall (link).  For those new to my site, I am attempting to blog every day (excepting Sundays) during the month of April. 308 more words

Classical Music

The New York Philharmonic Opens Carnegie Hall’s Spring for Music Festival

News just broke that the New York Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the opening concert during the fourth annual Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall. According to… 358 more words


New York Philharmonic - Manfred Honeck, Conductor

Gustavo Dudamel was supposed to be the conductor on this program but cancelled due to flu. In his place, Pittsburgh Symphony conductor, Manfred Honeck stepped in to conduct the… 15 more words

Orchestral Music

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Joshua Bell, Director and Soloist

I always enjoyed listening to Joshua Bell play the violin. His sense of musical line is pretty extraordinary. As the new director of the Academy of St. 57 more words

Orchestral Music

New York Philharmonic - Jeffrey Kahane, Conductor and Pianist

True virtuosity was on display this evening, not only from the New York Philharmonic but pianist and conductor, Jeffrey Kahane. Yes, Kahane served as both conductor and pianist on two concertos – … 25 more words

Orchestral Music

Double bar: Song of the Angels, for orchestra

FInished my newest piece yesterday, Song of the Angels. Except for the blank page before the music starts, the score’s done, and the parts are all extracted. 97 more words

New Music