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Cooke, Macelaru to close CSO season with program demonstrating music’s ‘fluidity’

The first time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke sang Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Op. 19, tears ran down her face.

“I used to have to struggle to not cry in music because, especially this piece, it’s so emotive, sensual and incredibly romantic,” Cooke said. 539 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Happy Birthday…

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” 639 more words

An Appreciation

Common Time and Notational Complexities

Originally published: 7 December 2012

During my spare time I enjoy practicing and making myself a better music engraver. Throughout the years I have studied many scores simply as a method of understanding what makes a score look good and I’ve read many texts regarding modern notational practices (I still believe that Gardner Read’s Music Notation: A Manual of Modern Practice is fantastic even if it is beginning to become dated. 2,453 more words


BBC Proms - the Sibelius symphonies and more

The BBC Proms is an extraordinary annual classical music festival. For two-and-a-half months, each night some amazing orchestra (and sometimes more than one) takes to the stage in the Royal Albert Hall in London and plays some amazing music. 710 more words


Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin & Sibelius

Beethoven: Cello Sonata no. 4
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, op. 73
Chopin: Cello in Sonata in G minor
Sibelius: Four Pieces for Cello and Piano, op.78: Romance… 22 more words


Tolkien's The Story of Kullervo to be published, at last!

There’s a treat in store for Middle Earth fans and collectors later this month when one of J R R Tolkien’s earliest prose works, The Story of Kullervo, is released. 336 more words