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Music Review: Ludwig Van Beethoven's 1st Movement of the Eighth Symphony

An Analysis of “Allegro Vivace E Con Brio”:

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

Ludwig van Beethoven’s life (1770-1827) and work existed during the evolution, or maybe revolution, of the years ending the Classical Period and the beginning of the  66 more words

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Here's the thing about Gustavo Dudamel...

I’ve never particularly cared for the third movement of Dvořák’s New World Symphony. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with it, but for me it has only ever been the thing that happens in between the serene beauty of the slow movement and the Jaws-like introduction to the finale. 1,488 more words

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TGR: Pachelbel's Canon in D

Betcha never thought you’ll see something so classy being reviewed on this blog. Ha.

One of my earliest memories of childhood is of classical music. My parents had this one CD (remember those shiny, circular, metal things that spun round and made music?) of classical tracks specifically put together to lull energetic young punks to sleep. 805 more words

Happy Birthday Haydn!!

Papa Haydn’s music on his birthday!!

One of my favorite string quartets:

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Brevard Community Chorus - Requiem for the Living

8.5×11 Poster designed for the Brevard Community Chorus.  “Requiem for the Living,” by Dan Forrest is an absolutely beautiful piece of music being performed by a chorus of over 100 voices.  Don’t miss it!

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Sex, Drugs, Classical Music ... and Canada, Of Course

Blair Tindall, Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs and Classical Music (2004)

This is a strange book. I suppose you could categorize it as a memoir and not be too far off; it also seems to purport to be an “exposé” of the dark side of the classical music scene, though it really isn’t, or not to any great extent. 1,084 more words

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