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Classical Music Discoveries
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In this broadcast we are very proud to feature Canadian born pianist Andree-Ann Deschenes. Andree-Ann is currently based in Los Angeles, CA teaching at California State University in Los Angeles. A strong supporter of the Latin American classical repertoire Andree-Ann's thesis reflected the music of Cuba and Brazil. In this broadcast we will feature music from her CD "Cervantes, Lecuona and Nazareth" featuring all Cuban composers. Her CD is available on Amazon, Itunes and CD Baby. In this broadcast we will be pleased to hear: Invitacion Los Tres Golpes Los Munecos Odeon La Comporsa Andalucia Learn more about the composers and Andree-Ann Deschenes featured in the interview at:http://cervanteslecuonanazareth.comhttp://aadpiano.com Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Collision Call
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Collision Call This is a dangerous world and auto accidents can happen anytime, any place and always when you least expect it. Even when you are peacefully driving and listening to Classical Music Discoveries! Collision Call is an app for every smartphone user who drives or is a passenger in a car, motorcycle or train. When the app is turned on it will automatically activate once you are traveling. When an accident occurs, the app will call emergency numbers and email your friends and relatives to inform them that you have been in an accident. Collision Call has been fully tested and will not activate when the phone is dropped. The app only activates when you attain a certain speed and when the unit is subjected to a G-force only attainable in an accident. Collision Call works in 144 countries around the world and only costs $1.99 USD. So just ask yourself, is my life worth $1.99? Download now at the Iphone or Google store. Or visit their website at www.CollisionCall.com. Or just click on the link provided on this show's title page. Collision Call, for complete peace of mind for only $1.99
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Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6 was originally intended to be a very large scale work dedicated to Lenin and titled the "Lenin Symphony."  However, for whatever reasons this project was never fully realized.  Instead, this large symphonic and choral behemoth was trimmed down to a 3 movement symphony which is purely instrumental.  The symphony, according to Shostakovich, became a celebration of Spring, youth and joy, quite the opposite of the composer's previous symphony. The symphony was debuted by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky on Nov. 21, 1939.  The symphony was officially known to have its first recording by Leopold Stowkowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra in December 1940 for RCA Victor. However, the premiere concert of the symphony was recorded by Melodiya and was never released.  This recording has remained buried in the vaults at Melodiya until discovered and given to Classical Music Discoveries in 2014. Now, fully restored and digitized by Classical Music Discoveries is available to the public for the first time in over 76 years. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Talents and Cellos Easy to Believe
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Richard Wadsworth, from Philadelphia, is a rock and classical musician who specializes on the electric guitar.  This work is performed with the band "Renaissance." This very Avante-Garde solo work entitled "Christ" was composed over a 4-year period and musically illustrates Christ's battle with Satan during the 40 days of fasting in the desert and Christ's ascension. Richard says this new work is also a new beginning for classical music and fully illustrates his belief of the future direction of classical music. The staff at Classical Music Discoveries wants to gently remind our audience that this extremely Avante-Garde music is not our usual fare of music to broadcast, but we believe this music will be interesting to some of our listeners, especially to those that appreciate experimental music. While Richard does not have a website, his music is available on Itunes and Amazon. To download/listen to Richard's entire library of works for FREE, please click HERE.
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Ernani is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Hernani by Victor Hugo. Verdi was commissioned by the Teatro La Fenice in Venice to write an opera, but finding the right subject took some time, and the composer worked with the inexperienced Piave in shaping first one and then another drama by Hugo into an acceptable libretto. As musicologist Roger Parker notes, the composer "intervened on several important points, insisting for example that the role of Ernani be sung by a tenor (rather than by a contralto as had originally been planned). Ernani was first performed on 9 March 1844 and it was "immensely popular, and was revived countless times during its early years".  It became Verdi's most popular opera until it was superseded by Il trovatore after 1853. In 1904 it became the first opera to be recorded completely. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Talents and Cellos Easy to Believe
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Join us as Classical Music Discoveries celebrates American Independence Day. In this broadcast you will hear quotes and music that celebrates the United States of America. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Talents and Cellos
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Internationally famous concert pianist Sofja Gulbadamova has long been a favorite of our listeners for many years. Prize winner of many international competitions in the USA, France, Germany and Russia, she also received a special prize for the best interpretation of Poulenc's music. We are pleased to present to our listeners a live performance of Sofja for Classical Music Discoveries. First we will be pleased to hear: Faure's "Ballade", Op. 19 Next Sofja will perform the complete "The Bewildered Nightingale" by Reynaldo Hahn Then we will hear Claude Delvincourt's very tasty "Croquembouche" This will be followed by Debussy's "Ballade" and the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky's "Dreaming" from the Children's Album This broadcast is brought to you by Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman from the International Institute of Voice Development in Israel. We will be please to hear from Miriam and her exceptional international vocal program during intermission. For more information about this program, please visit their website at: www.VoiceInstitute.org.il Miriam's books can be found on Amazon. For more information about Sofja, please visit her website at: www.Gulbadamova.com Now we are pleased to present a live performance by Sofja Gulbadamova sponsored by Miriam Jaskierowicz Arman.
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For this month's 25th edition of La Music Chamber Music Hour we present to you a newly commissioned work as performed by La Musica in April 2015. We will be pleased to hear the World Premiere of Bilik's "String Quartet in Modus Lascivus." The work is performed by: Federico Agostini, Jennifer Frautschi, Daniel Avshalomov and Dmitri Atapine To learn more about La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, please visit their website at: www.LaMusicaFestival.org Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Talents and Cellos
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We want to direct all of our international listeners to a very great program in Europe that needs your support. Talents and Cellos launched a kickstarter project to provide young talented cellists in Europe with quality professional instruments. Please click on their Kickstarter link below to discover more about this amazing program. You'll be very glad you helped support this program. Please help us support tomorrow's greatest musicians. About Iris Iris Guémy was born in Paris in 1996. She grew up in a cultured, international environment, with a Swedish mother who is a painter and a French father who is a professor of Scandinavian culture. Her sister is also studying music. She began studying cello at the age of 7, at the Conservatory of Music in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris. Two years later, she was accepted into the Paris CRR (Regional Conservatory), studying in Marcel Bardon's class. Iris continued her studies at the Paris CRR with Raphaël Pidoux from 2011 onwards, and in June 2013 she was awarded her musical studies diploma with the distinction of being the best student of the year. Since September 2013, she has been studying Baroque cello with David Simpson. She is a member of a quartet featuring a piano and, from October 2013, she was enrolled in the Concert Performer's Study Cycle at the Paris CRR, directed by Louis Fima and the Ysaÿe Quartet. She began attending the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg (Germany) in October 2014, where she has been in Elena Cheah's class. Iris Guémy has taken part in numerous master classes, with David Walter and Jacques Tys (chamber music), Maria de Macedo, Anssi Kartunnen, Konrad von Abel, Gary Hoffman, Yovan Markovitch, Troels Svane, Jérôme Pernoo, and Pierre Stauch (contemporary music). "For a long time, I played on a mass-manufactured Chinese cello that my parents bought me, and for four years now, I have reached its limits and can go no further with this instrument. Since then, with the help of my professors, I have been loaned better-made cellos, but these are still temporary measures... By force of circumstances, I have played on very different instruments that were not always suitable, and I endeavored to get the best sounds out of them by working on my technique. But whilst making progress, an image firmed up in my mind of the sound that I am seeking to achieve. And the time comes when the instrument cannot produce what I want; it has its technical limitations even if I do manage prodigious feats! Playing on a new cello will help me to learn more, to find other tones, and other ways of tackling the strings. What I am currently seeking is a timbre that has a density and a depth, like a third dimension. As I play a modern repertoire as well as a Baroque one, it would be great if the cello that is going to be built would be multi-purpose. I really do hope this project will reach fruition; for me it is something I hadn't dared hope for, as my parents would never have the resources to buy a cello made by Charles Coquet! And it is so fascinating to follow the creation of an instrument... I really do look forward to discovering what a stringed-instrument maker's work is all about, of seeing what approach he adopts for designing the instrument, and monitoring the steps involved in making it. For that to work, there has to be a team backing the project: all the contributors, the Association, the instrument maker and me form a collaborative effort that I am so happy to be associated with... I think it's awesome that this is a joint effort, involving the concept of having exchanges, as I will be able to meet certain donors and play for them. If it works out, I will be particularly proud to present the instrument in Germany, where I am currently studying, and in Sweden, where I am going to give concerts, whilst providing a presentation of t(continued)
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I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (The Lombards on the First Crusade) is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on an epic poem by Tommaso Grossi, which was "very much a child of its age; a grand historical novel with a patriotic slant". Its first performance was given at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on 11 February 1843. Verdi dedicated the score to Maria Luigia, the Habsburg Duchess of Parma, who died a few weeks after the premiere. In 1847, the opera was significantly revised to become Verdi's first grand opera for performances in French at the Salle Le Peletier of the Paris Opera under the title of Jérusalem. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Bach On Bach - new book and website Sarantos - releases a new song This new recording is performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Paris and has been recorded/mixed by Classical Music Discoveries. This is available as a digital download for only $1.99
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