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For Christmas Eve we thought we'd reach back a few years and replay a popular episode from Season 7 - Fritz, the Reindeer. Fritz originated when our youngest son, Daniel, when we took him to visit Santa Claus when he was 4 years old.  Santa asked, "Who is your favorite reindeer?"  Daniel immediately responded in a very excited voice, "Fritz!" Santa replied after letting out a very surprised laugh, "Well, I'll have to check that one out!" So, Fritz the Reindeer stay with our family and years later, Ken wrote a story with Fritz the Reindeer as the star and we invited a friend and family members over to act it out for you. So, we hope you don't mind us playing this Hedgecock Family Christmas Story for you.  Its a favorite of ours and we hope you'll enjoy it too. Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries - click HERE Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers: Advertise on CMD for Only $5!  Southwest Symphony Orchestra La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Violettes by Becky  Philadelphia International Music Festival  Online Ballet and Opera  A FREE Gift for Our Listeners  Play My Music 14 Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist Fritz the Reindeer and assorted Christmas music played by family members
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Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful Happy Listeners throughout the world! Join with us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. In this show we depart from our usual format and go straight to the show as not to detract from the show's general mood. We present to you a complete dramatized reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This production was completed last year by the CMD Players based in London, England and we are sure you will agree, this performance is quite exceptional. We hope you will visit our sponsors and advertisers below. Without them, Classical Music Discoveries would NOT exist! Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers: Advertise on CMD for Only $5!  Southwest Symphony Orchestra La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Violettes by Becky  Philadelphia International Music Festival  Online Ballet and Opera  A FREE Gift for Our Listeners  Play My Music 14 Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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Each year the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and Chorale present Handel's Messiah in St George Utah. We were pleased to record this year's performance for our listeners all over the world. So now we are pleased to present to you, without commercial interruption, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and Chorale's performance of Handel's masterpiece: Messiah To purchase this and other recordings by the Southwest Symphony, please visit their CD website at: http://www.SWSORecordings.com Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers: Advertise on CMD for Only $5!  Southwest Symphony Orchestra La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Violettes by Becky  Philadelphia International Music Festival  Online Ballet and Opera  A FREE Gift for Our Listeners  Play My Music 14 Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist Overture  Comfort Ye My People Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted And the Glory of the Lord Thus Saith the Lord But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? And He Shall Purify Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive/O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth/The People That Walked in Darkness For Unto Us a Child is Born Pastoral Symphony There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field/An Lo, the Angel of the Lord/And the Angel Said Unto Them/And Suddenly There Was with the Angel Glory to God Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind/He Shall Feed His Flock/Come Unto Him Behold the Lamb of God He Was Despised Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs And with His Stripes We Are Healed All We Like Sheep Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart/Behold and See If There Be Any Sorrow Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates Hallelujah! I Know That My Redeemer Liveth Since By Man Came Death Behold, I Tell You a Mystery/The Trumpet Shall Sound If God Be For Us Worthy is the Lamb of God/Amen Purchase the 2-CD set HERE
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Welcome to this month's edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour, sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota Florida. This month we will play for you 2 extraordinary performances from La Musica's 2010 season. First we will hear Mozart's "Quintet in F-flat Major, K. 614" and we will also be pleased to hear Beethoven's "Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2" The musicians are:Jennifer Frautschi, Federico Agostini and Massimo Quarta - violinsDaniel Avshalomov and Bruno Giuranna - violasEric Kim and Xenia Jankovic - cellosDerek Han, piano Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5!  Southwest Symphony Orchestra La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Violettes by Becky  Philadelphia International Music Festival  Online Ballet and Opera  A FREE Gift for Our Listeners  Play My Music 14 Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist  Mozart: Quintet in F-flat Major, K. 614 Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 
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Christmas is my favorite time of year and this month for our 5-Star Playlist, I thought we'd play for our listeners, some of my favorite Christmas music. I'll introduce each piece for you and give you a short explanation as to why its one of my favorite pieces of Christmas music. Purchase the music used in this show below for only $1.99 Our Sponsors:   La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Southwest Symphony Orchestra   Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5!  Southwest Symphony Orchestra La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Violettes by Becky  Rape of the Lock Opera  Philadelphia International Music Festival  Online Ballet and Opera  A FREE Gift for Our Listeners  Enchanted Reindeer Treats Bid65 Play My Music 14    Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist I'll Be Home for Christmas Merry Christmas Darling Peace Carol Somewhere in My Memory The Best Gift The Secret of Christmas Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Let Him In Candlelight Carol Shepherd's Pipe Carol A Song and a Christmas Tree (12 Days of Christmas) I Saw Three Ships When Christmas Comes to Town Come Dear Children Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas    
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Christmas is my favorite time of year and this month for our 5-Star Playlist, I thought we'd play for our listeners, some of my favorite Christmas music. I'll introduce each piece for you and give you a short explanation as to why its one of my favorite pieces of Christmas music. Purchase the music used in this show below for only $1.99 Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Southwest Symphony Orchestra   Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5!  Southwest Symphony Orchestra La Musica International Chamber Music Festival  Violettes by Becky  Rape of the Lock Opera  Philadelphia International Music Festival  Online Ballet and Opera  A FREE Gift for Our Listeners  Enchanted Reindeer Treats Bid65   Play My Music 14  Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com   Playlist I'll Be Home for Christmas Merry Christmas Darling Peace Carol Somewhere in My Memory The Best Gift The Secret of Christmas Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Let Him In Candlelight Carol Shepherd's Pipe Carol A Song and a Christmas Tree (12 Days of Christmas) I Saw Three Ships When Christmas Comes to Town Come Dear Children Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas    
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Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play The King's Jester by Victor Hugo. Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time and since the play was still under a 50-year ban by the French government, the opera had a triumphant premiere in Venice on 11 March 1851. It is considered by many to be the first of the operatic masterpieces of Verdi's middle-to-late career. Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto's beautiful daughter Gilda. The opera's original title, The Curse, refers to the curse placed on both the Duke and Rigoletto by a courtier whose daughter had been seduced by the Duke with Rigoletto's encouragement. The curse comes to fruition when Gilda likewise falls in love with the Duke and eventually sacrifices her life to save him from the assassins hired by her father. This performance was recorded using the new CMD Digital Recording System.   This portable, easy to use, hands-free recording system is now available for purchase on our website.  Click anywhere on this paragraph to learn more about our system. Click "Add to Cart" below to purchase this recording for only $1.99 (available as a digital download only) Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music Festival Violettes by Becky Rape of the Lock Opera Philadelphia International Music Festival Online Ballet and Opera A FREE Gift for Our Listeners Penny Matrix Sun Salute Yoga Archie Chen Piano Recital  Play My Music 14 Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist Verdi: Rigoletto Act 1 Act 2 Act 3
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Sophie PaciniTwenty-two year old Italian concert pianist Sophie Pacini caught Ken's ear 4 months ago when he heard her play a piece on YouTube. Impressed with her personal style and expression of the piece, Ken contacted Sophie and with the help of Google Translate, Ken was able to get the point across that he wanted to feature her on one of our shows. Sophie expressed that she has also wanted to be on our show. Although quite young, we are sure you will agree that Sophie is one of the most gifted and accomplished pianists of her generation. Her unique talent contributes greatly to the world of piano performance. She masterfully brings to her performance a virtuosity, curiosity and profound musical knowledge far beyond the written note. Listening to Sophie's performance you don't just hear the notes on the page, but you FEEL the notes as well. Thanks to her exceptional command of the keyboard and style of musical phrasing, she elicits an unbelievably differentiated coloration of sounds with her distinct and personal interpretation of the work she is performing. To learn more about Sophie, please click on the link below, or go to www.sophie-pacini.com. Her 2 CDs are available on Amazon or Itunes. Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony Orchestra - Messiah Performance La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Violettes by Becky Rape of the Lock Opera Philadelphia International Music FestivalOnline Ballet and OperaA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Play My Music 14 Ou next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist Robert Schumann: Intermezzi, Op. 4 Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271  
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Twenty-two year old Italian concert pianist Sophie Pacini caught Ken's ear 4 months ago when he heard her play a piece on YouTube. Impressed with her personal style and expression of the piece, Ken contacted Sophie and with the help of Google Translate, Ken was able to get the point across that he wanted to feature her on one of our shows. Sophie expressed that she has also wanted to be on our show. Although quite young, we are sure you will agree that Sophie is one of the most gifted and accomplished pianists of her generation. Her unique talent contributes greatly to the world of piano performance. She masterfully brings to her performance a virtuosity, curiosity and profound musical knowledge far beyond the written note. Listening to Sophie's performance you don't just hear the notes on the page, but you FEEL the notes as well. Thanks to her exceptional command of the keyboard and style of musical phrasing, she elicits an unbelievably differentiated coloration of sounds with her distinct and personal interpretation of the work she is performing. To learn more about Sophie, please click on the link below, or go to www.sophie-pacini.com.Her 2 CDs are available on Amazon or Itunes.   Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra   Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony Orchestra - Messiah Performance La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Violettes by Becky Rape of the Lock Opera Philadelphia International Music FestivalOnline Ballet and OperaA FREE Gift for Our Listeners   Play My Music 14 Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on Feb. 15, 2014 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com   Playlist Robert Schumann: Intermezzi, Op. 4 Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271    
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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Happy Listeners all over the world from the Classical Music Discoveries staff: Ken, Sandy, Catherine, Bethany, Abby and Koralyne.
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