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Carnegie Hall – March 3, 2014 8:00 PM

Monday is the much anticipated premiere of Michael Linton’s Franchetti and Catullus song cycles at Carnegie Hall. Be sure to get your tickets if you haven’t done so already. While in the Big Apple we’ll also be hanging with our dear friend Ultra Violet, who has a historical and exciting release planned this summer with Refinersfire. You […]

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Frederick Chopin

Frèdèric Chopin

Frèdèric Chopin (1810-1849) was a composer, virtuosic performer, and former child prodigy whose compositions remain popular to this day. His signature ornamented piano compositions are often performed and studied by piano students and performers alike. Although best known for his solo piano writing, Chopin also composed songs (in his native Polish language), chamber works, and […]

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Links from around the Web Classical Music

Events in Your Area – March 1-15

Nashville, Tennessee ~Band of Horses @ Ryman Auditorium – March 5 ~Ben Folds Piano Concerto @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – March 13-15 ~Billy Joel @ Bridgestone Arena – March 14 ~Goya: The Disasters of War @ The Frist Center for The Visual Arts – February 28-June 8 London, England ~Flamenco Festival London @ Sadler’s Wells […]

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via Theater an der Wien - das neue Opernhause. -Marcel Beekman (Platée), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Jupiter), Marcel Beekman (Platée)

Posh Platée at Theater an der Wien

So what’s Edwin Crossley-Mercer been up to just weeks before his Carnegie debut? Why portraying the fashionista Karl Lagerfeld at the Theater an der Wien of course. Robert Carson’s modern production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Platée appears poised to take the world of opera by storm. Listen to the reviews from ORF and BR Klassik by […]

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Billie Holiday

Black History Month

February means Black History month and we are celebrating African American musicians.  WQXR.org has put together a quiz to “test your knowledge about Black Classical Music History”.  Take the quiz, challenge yourself, and then celebrate Black History Month with some great music! Take the WQXR.org quiz here.

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Civil War Music

Civil War Music

“Both North and South used music extensively during the Civil War to rally troops, as recreation, to march by, and many other reasons. Frequently both sides would borrow each other’s tunes or lyrics. It was not uncommon for each side to serenade the other, or for battle to stop while an impromptu concert was held.” […]

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Theater an der Wien’s ‘Platée’

Platèe Review

Our favorite French/Irish Baritone, Edwin Crossley-Mercer’s performance as Jupiter in Rameau’s Platèe is being praised as “sonorous”. To read the full review from FT.com please click here. And, to learn more about the opera or purchase tickets, click here. *Interesting fact about this production, the theatre warns the audience members “that during the production of Platée, […]

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Legos & Music

Legos & Music

Do you know there is a Philip Glass opera performed by Legos? Or that there is a Lego version of “Phantom of the Opera”? Maybe you have never made it through the entire “Ring Cycle”. What if it was performed by Legos? Over at ClassicFM they have put together a collection of videos for music […]

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Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

I dare you to watch these videos of Shirley Temple and not smile. Nowadays1 music is described as corrupting, inane, occult-inspiring, morally deteriorating, boring, loud, boring, etc, etc. Rarely is music every described as lovely or smile inducing. Shirley Temple’s performances were always captivating and, maybe it sounds cheesy, utterly delightful. So again, I dare […]

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