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All Four in One, or One For All

When you pick up your smartphone and Google the definition of “symphony”, you will see this:


An elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is in sonata form. 1,464 more words


Digital Tchaikovsky in Detroit

The crown jewel of music performance venues in Detroit is Orchestra Hall, the anchor of the Max M. Fisher Center.  It is the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the acoustics of the hall are simply world-class.   597 more words


Poland Continued

Our arrival in Krakow just after dark on Tuesday evening was spot on time and every bit of baggage arrived with us too — what a relief! 2,117 more words


Exhibitionism Part 3: Showing it All

Two of the most dramatic movements of “Pictures at an Exhibition” are “The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba Yaga)” and “The Great Gate of Kiev”.  Fortunately for our discussion here, both of the Hartmann images have survived.   850 more words



Modest Pyotrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881) was a largely self-taught Russian composer.  His most famous work is likely the collection of piano pieces called “Pictures at an Exhibition”.   605 more words