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Beyond the Music: Fun Facts About Your Favorite Composers

By Jay Althouse

We sometimes forget that the great composers, whose music we know and love, were living, breathing people who led normal lives beyond their music. 426 more words

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Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, op. 7

performed by Régine Crespin and the L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Ernest Ansermet

form a narrative which leads from a spring-born joie de vivre (Villanelle) and a loss of innocence (Le spectre de la rose), to the death of a beloved (Sur les lagunes), a dirge (Absence), the obliteration of her memory (Au Cimetière), and the beginning of a new future (L’île inconnue).

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The Concert

Written on the day following an orchestral concert by the De Havilland Orchestra at the Weston Auditorium, University of Hertfordshire.

Program: Berlioz – Rob Roy Overture… 86 more words


Vocal and visual spectacle in Lyric Opera’s Les Troyens

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Civic Opera House
Chicago, IL
December 3, 2016

Berlioz: Les Troyens

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Tim Albery, director
Tobias Hoheisel, set designer… 608 more words

Soft Serenity and Powerful Passion: French Opera

French Opera

Opera Foundry at Ormond Road, Richmond, Saturday 28th January 

Review by William Vine
One of the most exciting,  but surprisingly unheralded, events in the recent musical calendar, … 1,480 more words