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September is Classical Music Month: Get Jazzed with Ludwig Van Beethoven!

This is my favorite composer! I have always loved his music! Let’s learn a little bit about him.

Ludwig van Beethoven December 1770 – 1827, was a German composer and pianist. 240 more words

Music Appreciation

Current Listening: Kremer Plays Beethoven Concerto with Schnittke's Cadenza

I was very curious when I found out that Alfred Schnittke wrote a cadenza for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. In this recording, Gidon Kremer (who also performed Schnittke’s own violin concertos) recorded the Beethoven concerto with cadenzas written by Schnittke, accompanied by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. 102 more words


The Gramophone Awards Winners 2015

So, the cat is out of the bag.

Let’s see how my crystal ball did:

Baroque Instrumental

Let’s start with Baroque Instrumental: As I… 234 more words


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"]

Favourite Recording: Berg and Beethoven by Isabelle Faust and Claudio Abbado

This recording got my attention as soon as I saw the coupling of Berg’s Violin Concerto with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, and wow, what a marvelous recording it is! 159 more words


Music, Narrative, and Identity in Literature

How useful is it to think of music in terms of narrative? And how does music allow writers to represent issues of identity? In light of his recently organised conference… 1,712 more words