Archive | July, 2014


A Thing or Two About a Tune or Two: When Rock Meets Classical

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry is another rocker-turned-classical worthy of note who’s June release on Deutsche Grammophon features several of the performers mentioned in this original article.  Read the full review from Pitchfork here. The following segment of Fun Friday originally appeared on January 25, 2014. Don’t want to wait until Friday for your dose of classical music […]

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Classical & Jazz Hit Hardest?

A month ago we put together an article that was essentially a re-posting of several other great articles about the effects of streaming on the working musician. It asked the question Has Music Become Too Cheap? At nearly 16 million streams for a single musician to make minimum wage, the answer is “yes”. Today we […]

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Daniel Shaw: Missa Brevis

Daniel Shaw: Missa Brevis

Refinersfire is proud to introduce Missa Brevis from composer, conductor, and choir director Daniel Shaw. The artistry of Mr. Shaw and The Composer’s Choir has been a featured element on several previous releases from Refinersfire, and it is a particular pleasure to present the unique and beautiful voice of his original compositions along side of […]

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News from around the web

Articles from Around the Web

Stop the search! We have collected news articles, blog posts, notices, and reviews from all over the web for you to puruse and enjoy at your leisure. Check out the articles below, and click over to their respective websites to read the entire articles. “Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies” From […]

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Michael Linton: Antiphon for Good Friday

Linton: Antiphon For Good Friday

Composer Mike Linton lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and teaches freshman and sophomore level music theory at Middle Tennessee State University.   He is one of the founding members of Refinersfire.   Daniel Shaw is a conductor and composer and music teacher who specializes in small ensembles. He received degrees in music (B.A. Dartmouth College), choral conducting […]

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Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers

Vincent van Gogh

Private life of a Masterpiece BBC Documentary In 2012 van Gogh was granted a magnificent biography (and yes i mean MAGNIFICENT biography). Written by Steven Naifeh and  Greg Smith the almost 1,000 page biography roams from his early life in The Netherlands to his death in France. This biography is taxing on the reader not only because […]

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photo credit: Karen Louisa Linton

A Super Star and a Friend Passes Away

Isabelle Collin Dufresne, the French-born artist, actress and author known as Ultra Violet, the beauty among the superstars of Andy Warhol’s glory days at his studio, the Factory, died early Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospital. She was 78 and lived in Manhattan and in Nice, France. Full obituary via NYTimes. “Ultra Violet – Songs & Conversations” […]

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