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On This Day (January 28)…The Hammer (and Sickle) Drop on Shostakovich

Today in 1936, Dmitri Shostakovich opened Pravda, the state newspaper.

Pravda logo. Retrieved from here.

Within it was an article titled “Muddle Instead of Music”, a scathing criticism of his opera… 255 more words

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On This Day (January 28)...Works In Landover

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at the Capital Center in Landover, Maryland.

Concert ticket. Retrieved from here.

ELP had had little rest since beginning their Works Tour’s second leg. 325 more words

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On This Day (January 27)...Happy Birthday, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

The composer and musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 in Salzburg.

Mozart at the age of fourteen. Retrieved from here… 124 more words
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On This Day (January 27)…Deep Purple in Cologne

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1973 at the Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany.

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From the outside looking in, the band was in an excellent position. 283 more words

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18th Century Music Language

So this is my first blog post of (hopefully) many! Since this blog was initially created for my Classical Era music history class, the first series of blog posts will center around topics chosen by my professor. 701 more words

January 27 - The Singing Bear's Hit Song

Toronto’s Rush has been in the music spotlight a good deal this month due to the unexpected death of their drummer-extraordinaire, Neil Peart. But a few years before that band took flight, another Toronto trio was having a decent, if short, run in the sun. 448 more words

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