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First Nights

Recommended Reading

Something about the cold air makes me want hide under a blanket, shun my work, and read1.  With the prediction from the Farmer’s Almanac that this winter is gonna be a cold one2 that means plenty of time to get some reading accomplished. Here is a list of recommended music related books for your fall. […]

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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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Chanel No 5 - commercial

Commercializing the Classics

This segment of Fun Friday originally appeared on November 8, 2013. Don’t want to wait until Friday for your dose of classical music humor? Check out the archive of  Fun Friday posts. I don’t watch much television. We didn’t have one during my early formative years and I think it has made me particularly averse to sitting still […]

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Fairest Lord Jesus Picture

Fairest Lord Jesus

Reflecting upon the season of Lent, today’s featured piece is an arrangement of the hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus.” Originally written by German Jesuits in the 17th Century, the text Schönster Herr Jesu is a meditation upon the beauty and majesty of nature that is uniquely experienced each Spring, the splendor of which is only transcended by Jesus, the […]

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