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Today's Crush: Mozart in the Jungle

Mozart in the Jungle makes me happy. It’s the kind of show you can watch time and time again without it losing its charm. The story is original, the dialogue hilarious and the characters just so loveable. 381 more words

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Classical Music Almanac from the Classical Stream

Saturday, February 13, 2016

You can listen to the Classical Music Almanac Podcast Daily here.

Birthdays

In 1870 Leopold Godowski was born in Vilnius.  One of the most highly regarded performers of his time, he became known for his theories concerning the application of relaxed weight and economy of motion in piano playing, principles later propagated by Godowsky’s pupils, such as Heinrich Neuhaus.Ferruccio Busoni said that he and Godowsky were the only composers to have added anything of significance to keyboard writing since Franz Liszt.  1,045 more words

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The Sound of Childhood Fear: Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

And no. This has nothing to do with the fucking Nic Cage movie.

“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Disney’s Fantasia (1940) has a paralyzing effect on me. 585 more words

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Classical Music Almanac from the Classical Stream

Friday, February 12, 2016

You can listen to the Classical Music Almanac Podcast Daily here.

Birthdays

In 1752 Josef Rejcha was born in Chudenice, Czechoslovakia. In 1761 he moved to Prague, where he was taught cello by Franz Joseph Werner. 852 more words

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A four night Viennese whirl!

On arrival in Vienna we took a taxi from the station to our hotel– Hotel Beethoven which was about a 30 minute ride for a nine kilometer trip , due to negotiate a number of one-way streets and the traffic was heavier than expected. 968 more words

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the places to be for young musicians

It takes a long time to gather all the information you need about ways to be heard as a young “early” musician. I made this compilation for me and my chamber music group but I am happy to share it. 415 more words

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Watch Elvis Presley sing jazzy version of 'Heartbreak Hotel'

Long before Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream album or his Las Vegas shows in the 1970s, Elvis performed with an orchestra to sing a jazzy version of “Heartbreak Hotel”. 576 more words

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