Ave verum corpus is the second release by Daniel Shaw on Refinersfire. For chorus and organ, Shaw sets the Eucharist hymn in a way that is fresh to modern ears yet not forgetting the 700 years of tradition, reflection, and devotion associated with the ancient mystical text. Ave verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum, […]
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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 […]
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of 1828 before the composer’s death on November 19 — only two months before his thirty-second birthday — the sonata lay unpublished for almost a decade (hence its traditional title, “opus posthumous”).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 […]
Is classical music dying? Is there a way to attract a new and younger audience to the classical genre? Why don’t the complex and rocking tunes of Bach, Beethoven, and Bartok resonate with fans of Britney, Beyoncé, and the Biebs? Perhaps it’s because they don’t follow the 4 […]
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 […]
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.