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#ClassicalMusic Today - October 9, 2015

In 1585 Heinrich Schütz was baptized in Bad Löstritz, Germany. 

In 1835 Camille Saint-Saëns was born in Paris, France. A musical prodigy he made his concert debut at the age of ten. 934 more words

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Camille Saint-Saëns, astronomer

Many know Saint-Saëns as the composer of Le carnaval des animaux and other landmark Romantic works; fewer know that he was an avid amateur astronomer… 101 more words


#ClassicalMusic Today - October 8, 2015

In 1739 it is reported in London that George Frideric Handel completed his Concerto Grosso in a, Op. 6, no. 4 (Gregorian date: Oct. 19).  700 more words

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The Heinrich-Schütz-Archiv at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber inaugurated the series Schütz-Dokumente in 2010 with Schriftstücke von Heinrich Schütz. This edition of Schütz’s personal writings gathers the written ephemera of the great composer’s long life. 46 more words


Woodwind Gourmet: Jason's Müesli

I have always been hesitant to call myself a composer. Looking through scraps of manuscripts saved from my college years and my high school journals, it’s obvious I’ve always aspired to be one. 1,185 more words

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#ClassicalMusic Today - October 7, 2015

In 1746 William Billings was born in Boston. He is generally regarded as the first American choral composer. He studied under John Barry informally but was mostly self-taught. 290 more words

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