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Classical Music Today - August 28, 2015

In 1572 Claude Goudimel died at what is believed to be between the ages 52 and 58, in Lyons, sometime between August 28-31, during the St. 561 more words

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Support new music composition in South Africa

‘Give piece a chance! Fund new music composition in South Africa by supporting the Piece Makers.’ See below and alsohttps://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-piece-fund#/story

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Danger: female violinist at work

Here’s the lovely Nicola Benedetti. It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when many people were disgusted at the sight of a woman playing the violin. 31 more words

Stock Music is Killing Composers

This is a very interesting blog post and worth a read:

https://jonbash.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/why-i-will-probably-never-be-a-stock-music-library-composer/

Jon has taken the words out of my mouth.

As you will know from my site I am also a freelance composer and sound designer and I have been in Jons position too. 347 more words

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Classical Music Today - August 27, 2015

In 1521 Josquin Des Prez died at about age 81 in Condé-sur-Escaut, France. 

In 1611 Tomas Luis de Victoria died at about age 62 in Madrid, Spain.  187 more words

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Beethoven's "Eroica," Symphony #3 in E flat Major, Opus 55, 1803 - 1804

If I recall correctly, the tale goes somewhat like this:

Beethoven was chatting with his comrades in his home when one of the other men informs the maestro that Napoleon Bonaparte has just crowned himself Emperor of France.   1,239 more words

kurtnemes reblogged this on Kurt Nemes' Classical Music Almanac and commented:

Great, thoughtful, informative post about this piece and the historical context in which Beethoven birthed it. [youtube="https://youtu.be/YObQ6bP0eDQ"]

Classical Music Today - August 25, 2015

In 1742 José Antonio Carlos de Seixas died at age 38 in Lisbon. 

In 1774 Niccolò Jommelli died at age 59, in Naples. 

In 1830 Daniel Auber’s opera, “La muette de Portici” (aka “Masaniello”) premiered in Brussels, igniting political riots leading to expulsion of Dutch and the Belgian Revolution of 1830.  220 more words

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