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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: a British musical prodigy

Revered as one of Britain’s greatest black composers, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is most remembered for his choral masterpiece Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast.

Through the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage audio preservation project, a recording of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast performed at the 28th Aldeburgh Festival in 1975 has recently been digitally preserved at Norfolk Record Office. 1,213 more words

Moonlight Sonata Presto Agitato (Amateur Recording)

Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement (Presto Agitato) is the most exciting movement in the famous Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven.

The fast tempo (Presto Agitato) has to be sustained across the entire 3rd movement (around 7 minutes), making it quite a difficult piece for amateur pianists. 30 more words

Book Recommendation: 'Absolutely on Music' by Haruki Murakami & Seiji Ozawa

When I started reading ‘Absolutely on Music’, I quickly realised that this is going to be my favourite Murakami book, not only because Maestro Ozawa is one of my favourite conductors, but because of how honest and deeply personal their conversations were. 197 more words


Olivier Messiaen - Quartet For The End Of Time, V. Praise To The Eternity Of Jesus (1940)

Taken from French composer Olivier Messiaen‘s remarkable 50 minute Quartet For The End Of Time (Quatuor Pour La Fin De Temps), the fifth movement, “Praise To The Eternity Of Jesus” (“Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus”), is a hauntingly beautiful piece of spiritual music. 88 more words


Review: In a Cemetery, Music Lives

“To America,” a musical walking tour of Green-Wood Cemetery, is one of the few opportunities to experience live performance in New York this fall.

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YouTube Video: Classical Music and Bizet

Dinner Topics for Friday

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.”


Pearl Fishers Duet…

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Judeo-Christian Culture

Part Teacher, Part Den Mother, a Composer Fosters Diversity

Gabriela Lena Frank’s Peruvian heritage suffuses her music, and her academy focuses on training new voices.

from Classical Music https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/arts/music/gabriela-lena-frank-music.html