I can’t recall exactly when the last time my piano back in Vancouver was tuned, but it must have been at least six years ago. Almost out of the blue, my sister told me she had arranged a professional to tune it just a few days ago! 194 more words
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The Inventur und Schätzung der Joseph Haydnischen Kunstsachen of 1809 is preserved in the Musiksammlung of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.
One of the items listed therein is a living parrot, which used to call Haydn by his name and could sing the beginning of the national anthem. 33 more words
What a weekend! I spent Friday through Sunday morning at a resort with my critique group. The weather was incredible: we had clear blue skies and water of so crystal a quality that the reflections mirrored almost exactly the sky and clouds above. 409 more words
By guest contributor Julie Berridge
On February 26 the Gryphon Trio brings us music from a prolific composer of music’s classical period – Haydn, born in 1732; Franz Peter Schubert born in 1797; some very young composers from the Claude Watson program at Earl Haig Secondary School, and Dinuk Wijeratne, a Sri Lankan born, Dubai raised, Canadian based composer, conductor and pianist. 443 more words
Classical Discoveries: 20th century turned Classicist: Prokofiev's Symphony No.1 in D major, "Classical"
(Most of the material for this episode is based on The BBC Proms Guide To Great Symphonies, as well as The Encyclopedia Of Music by Max-Wade Matthews and Wendy Thompson and kennethwoods.net, the website of the American conductor). 1,484 more words