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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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painting by Claudine Crossley-Mercer

Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960, Op. Posthumous

Franz Schubert’s Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960, was the composer’s last major composition for piano. Written in the autumn months of 1828 before the composer’s death on November 19 — only two months before his thirty-second birthday — the sonata lay unpublished for almost a decade (hence its traditional title, “opus posthumous”). Although initially […]

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Guitar - Guitar Salon

The Least Ambitious Instrument

I love this quote from Sam Riesing at I CARE IF YOU LISTEN: Daniel Lippel “will perform two sets of ambitious music for what is widely reputed to be the least-ambitious instrument in the history of human civilization.” Mr. Reising is so very right,  the repertoire of the guitar pales in comparison to that of […]

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Aishwarya Raishort

What Makes Music Great (and why it matters) – Part IV

Fun with Calipers: the repeating Golden Mean on beautiful, and not quite so beautiful faces (Aishwara Rai, Adam Ayash, Ted Bundy, James Dawson Martin, Sitting Bull, Hugh Jackman, Barbara Streisand, Jay Leno), buildings (the Parthenon, Chartres Cathedral, San Diego’s Balboa Park and a Illinois bell tower) and Leonardo’s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s David.

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