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June 19 in Music History

Be sure your student reads and listens to Today’s Daily Listening Assignment

• 1618 ~ Christian de Placker, Composer

• 1708 ~ Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, Composer… 462 more words


June 12 in Music History

Be sure your student reads and listens to Today’s Daily Listening Assignment

• 1468 ~ Juan del Encina, Composer

• 1526 ~ Marc-Antoine de Muret, Composer… 565 more words


Mariotti & Co in Liege: Rossini's La donna del lago and Stabat Mater

It was a pleasure to to see this production a second time, if only to see how well Michieletto can tell a touching story and only minimally interfere with the libretto. 470 more words

Gioachino Rossini

Semiramide Reigns At the Met - Part II

Dear Readers:

Yesterday we touched on the theme of Bel canto opera and why it is so great.  Bel canto is one of the crowning jewels of the European musical legacy, Europe’s gift to the world, which includes the invention of the mathematical musical scale and classical opera.  958 more words


Semiramide Reigns At the Met - Part I

Dear Readers:

This past weekend I saw (via the Live in HD series at IMAX cinemas) a marvelous production of Gioachino Rossini’s stupendous tragic opera… 740 more words


Wise Words with Bruce Wise


The 2018 Winter Olympics
          by Rudi E. Welec, “Abs”

The lyrist plays a hymn for heroes on the ice and snow,
in skiing, sledding, curling, skating, o’er the bright, white glow, 1,787 more words


Happy birthday, Gioachino

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) doesn’t actually get a birthday this year, since he was born on February 29, but we’re going to wish him a happy birthday anyway. 23 more words

Simple Pleasures