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On the Vine - July 2014 - Imogen Cooper

The start of the 19th century was an extraordinarily prolific period in Western music. Beethoven was reaching his productive peak while, in the background, Schubert was discovering ever deeper substance within the language of diatonic harmony. 205 more words

Musica Viva Australia

Schubert - Unfinished Sonata in C Major

Have you ever encountered a section of a piece that made you drop everything and just close your eyes and listen? That moment when such a beautiful theme emerges from the background music that it becomes the center of your attention? 161 more words

Classical Music

About this weeks Music …… 27th July 2014

This week’s opening voluntaries are by Johann Pachelbel. A German Baroque composer, organist and teacher who brought the south German organ tradition to its peak. 526 more words

From The Organ Console

An Interview with Imogen Cooper

Clara Schumann was so fond of Brahms’ string sextet that he made her a piano arrangement.  Imogen Cooper had to battle her own sense of trepidation before she decided it would be permissible to tackle the piano transcription. 962 more words

Musica Viva Australia

TSMF begins

The Toronto Summer Music Festival kicked off last night with a concert by the venerable and renowned Emerson Quartet.  The theme for the festival is “The Modern Age”; explained to us by the festival director as meaning the many threads and styles that emerged in the opening years of the 20th century.  359 more words

Vienna - The City of Music

Vienna is the world’s foremost classical music city, indeed of the arts in general, and is one of my favourite places. For music and culture it can’t be beaten. 2,387 more words


Impromptu Op. 1 No. 1: The Hair Dresser's Fantasie in E-flat Major

It was just one of those things that sort of happened: gathered around the table chatting about the proverbial life and taxes when out of the clear, wide, open blue… 431 more words

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