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History Hunt: Barbara Strozzi

This week on History Hunt, we’re back four hundred years in history to meet another composer whose popularity is beginning to take off again–even if we don’t know all that much about her. 447 more words

History Hunt

downbythebrook reblogged this on EdwardianPiano and commented:

Interesting post about a female 17th century composer.It is great to see how she succeeded in a male dominated profession!

History Hunt: Barbara Strozzi

This week on History Hunt, we’re back four hundred years in history to meet another composer whose popularity is beginning to take off again–even if we don’t know all that much about her. 447 more words

History Hunt

Happy 93rd Birthday, Iannis Zenakis

Iannis Xenakis was born on May 29, 1922 (died in 2001) and was a Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect-engineer. After 1947, he fled Greece, becoming a naturalized citizen of France. 198 more words

Classical Music

Furiously rhythmical -My next London concert is on June 7th at 4.00 pm

How can one explain that some pieces are delicious to play? I can only suggest to travel as far as the Southbank Centre which is much nearer than say Caracas or Buenos Aires to listen and feel that the sounds have a third dimension, that they can be palpable and can be savoured; does it make sense? 533 more words

Composers

Liszt - 1870s and 80s

The final years of Liszt’s life were spent in much the same way as previous years. He continued to travel from Rome to Weimar and Budapest each year. 302 more words

Classical Music

Lani in Weimar

Leipzig and Weimar mark part one of my Goethe pilgimage. (Wetzlar is soon to follow.) My friend Sarah (an American in Cambridge last year like me, and an American in Berlin at the moment) met me in Leipzig and was kind enough to indulge my author-themed itinerary. 918 more words

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Sonata for Piano, by Justin Dello Joio

Dello Joio.  Does the name sound familiar?  Justin Dello Joio is the son of Norman Dello Joio, so he grew up with composing and the piano.  131 more words

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