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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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Celebrating American Music

This segment of Fun Friday originally appeared on November 22, 2013. Don’t want to wait until Friday for your dose of classical music humor? Check out the archive of  Fun Friday posts. 1. “General William Booth Enters Heaven” by Charles Ives. Refinersfire composer Michael Linton calls this “The greatest piece of music written by an American”, which is […]

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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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