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Season 12 - 1226 Puccini: Il trittico  Il Trittico, or The Triptych, is the title of a collection of three one-act operas consisting of Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. The operas were composed around 1904 and each opera was originally planned to reflect one part of Dante's Divine Comedy.  However, only Gianni Schicchi is based on Dante's epic poem. Puccini intended for all 3 operas should be performed as a set, however, it is very common today for only one or two operas to be performed together and sometimes only one opera will be performed with another one-act opera by another composer. This recording, by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice is now available at our online store at www.ClassicalRecordings.co.  This recording is guaranteed for superior quality by Facebook. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel) CMD Facebook Onlne Store
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Ezra DonnerIle - A Sung Drama in Once Act  Ezra Donner's one act opera Ile sets music to a play by Eugene O'Neill.  Ile is the way the central character, the captain of a 1890's whaling ship, pronounces the word "oil."  He is a fanatic when it comes to filling his ship with whale oil.  There can be no return home, he decrees, without the oil, no matter the circumstances. It so happens, on this voyage, the ship gets caught in ice for an extended period of time, causing the trip to become endless enough for the crew to consider mutiny and the captain's wife, who had begged him to let her come on this voyage, is about to lose her mind, quite literally. To learn more about this and other compositions by Ezra Donner, please visit his website at www.EzraDonner.com   Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel) CMD Facebook Onlne Store
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Manhattan StoriesThe Music of Faye-Ellen Silverman Composer Faye-Ellen Silverman appeared on our Play My Music series several years ago.  Her selection was liked by our listeners all over the world. Now we are fortunate to be able to play for you her 2008 CD "Manhattan Stories." Faye-Ellen Silverman describes her CD as "...a life-long love affair with the borough of my birth, Manhattan, in the city of New York.  Here many of my friends live, and here the compositions on the CD originate.  Each piece tells its own story." We will be pleased to hear: Translations Dialogue Dialogue Continued Taming the Furies Protected Sleep Love Songs Left Behind More about each selection can be found on the CD's liner notes. This CD is available on Amazon or Itunes. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel) CMD Facebook Onlne Store
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La Musica Chamber Music Hour #32La Musica International Chamber Music Festival In the 32nd edition of La Musica International Chamber Music Hour we are pleased to have La Musica perform for you:   Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 by Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Cello by Ravel Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147 by Shostakovich Performers are:Claudio Cruz, Derek Han, Federico Agostini, Antonio Meneses and Bruno Giuranna. Be sure and visit La Musica's website at: www.LaMusicaFestival.org to learn about their 30th Anniversary Season begining in April. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel) CMD Facebook Onlne Store
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Verdi: StiffelioCMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Verdi's experience in Naples for Luisa Miller had not been a good one and he returned home to Busseto to consider the subject for his next opera. The idea for Stiffelio came from his librettist and, entering into a contract with his publisher, Ricordi, he agreed to proceed, leaving the decision as to the location of the premiere to Ricordi. This became the Teatro Grande in Trieste and, in spite of difficulties with the censors which resulted in cuts and changes, the opera - Verdi's 16th - was first performed on 16 November 1850. This production by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice is now available at our online CD store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co   Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Melogia - Valentine's Day Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel) CMD Facebook Onlne Store
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Maestro Yuri Botnari is no stranger to our listeners.  Yuri is the principal conductor of the Great Hall Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.  He is also the Vice President of the Russian Music Society. In this broadcast we are pleased to bring to you Yuri Botnari conducting the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform: Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in F minor, Op.  95, "From the New World" Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op 34, No. 14 Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor, Op. 46 To learn more about Maestro Botnari, please visit his website at: www.botnari.com To purchase this and other CDs by the Russian Music Society, please visit their website at: www.RussianMusicSociety.com Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel) CMD Facebook Onlne Store
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The 1980s were a fun, exciting time in pop culture ... and especially at the movies! 1985 in particular was a cultural lynchpin for a whole generation. We traveled through time in Back to the Future, hunted for treasure with The Goonies and hung with friends in St. Elmo's Fire. Throughout this year -- one film after another of these iconic movies have been celebrating their 30th anniversaries. The Goonies, which originally opened on June 7, 1985 celebrated with a fan-week in Astoria,Oregon, with many events and lots of media coverage. Brat Pack spoke to a whole generation in St. Elmo's Fire, and this film reaching 30 inspired many press stories looking back on the time and the movement. And the biggest film of 1985 ... Back To The Future has received worldwide attention for its Back To The Future Day. In fact, on October 21, Doc and Marty were on the front page of almost every newspaper in the world!1985 AT THE MOVIES brings them all together! This is the soundtrack of the era ... the soundtrack of the year, for 1985!The five scores nominated for the Academy Award were Out of Africa by John Barry, Agnes of God by Georges Delerue, The Color Purple by Quincy Jones, Silverado by Bruce Broughton and Witness by Maurice Jarre. The winner was Out of Africa, but they are all here, and together for the first time! James Horner composed one of his most-loved scores for Ron Howard's Cocoon and Michael Kamen composed an absolute masterpiece for Terry Gilliam's acclaimed satire Brazil. 1985 saw John Barry compose his second to last James Bond score for A View To A Kill. The music for Rambo: First Blood Part II was one of Jerry Goldsmith's biggest hit of all time!To record this amazing collection of great film music from 1985 we created the Varèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra, an all-star orchestra made up of the best musicians in Los Angeles. We also included an astounding group of brilliant soloists, including flutist Sara Andon, violinists Belinda Broughton and Bruce Dukov, pianist Mike Lang, saxophonist Dan Higgins and singer Bobbi Page, among others. To conduct this astounding group of musicians we had the great composer David Newman! The entire project was produced by Robert Townson, who also wrote the detailed booklet of liner notes.To this day, now thirty years later, we instantly return to 1985 when we hear any of these scores. How we cherish those days, and the memories of seeing these films for the first time ... some with our best friends, some with family, some with early or even first girlfriends and boyfriends. One of the biggest entertainment stories of 2015 was looking back to 1985 and remembering what a great year it was at the movies! 1. Back To The Future - Music by Alan Silvestri2. The Goonies - Music by Dave Grusin3. St. Elmo's Fire -- Love Theme - Music by David Foster, (Mike Lang - piano)4. Legend -- Re-United - Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Lyrics by John Bettis, (Suzanne Waters - vocal)5. Return to Oz - Music by David Shire, (Bruce Dukov - violin, Steve Erdody - cello)6. Lifeforce - Music by Henry Mancini7. Revolution - Music by John Corigliano, (Sara Andon - flute)8. Cocoon - Music by James Horner9. A View To A Kill - Music by John Barry, (Sara Andon - flute)10. The Color Purple - Music by Quincy Jones, Arranged by John Williams, (Belinda Broughton - violin)11. Witness -- Building The Barn - Music by Maurice Jarre12. Agnes of God - Music by Georges Delerue, (Sara Andon - flute)13. Silverado - Music by Bruce Broughton14. Out of Africa - Music by John Barry15. Brazil - Music by Michael Kamen16. Rambo: First Blood Part II - Music by Jerry GoldsmithProduced by Robert TownsonVarèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Newman Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Other Links: Advertis(continued)
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Welcome to the 31st edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour. In this edition we will hear:   Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 424 Dohnanyi: Serenade in C Major for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 10 Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 Musicians are:Federico Agostini, Rebecca Albers, Dmitri Atapine, Claudio Cruz, Bruno Giuranna, Julie Albers and Derek Han   La Musica's 30th Season begins on April 4.  Now is a great time to order tickets for this landmark season!  Please visit their website at: www.LaMusicaFestival.org for complete information on this year's season and to reserve your seats..     Sponsors of this show are:   La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel) CMD Facebook Onlne Store
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The Battle of Legnano is an opera in four acts, with music by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian-language libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. It was based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry, later the co-librettist of Don Carlos. Written as a commission from the Teatro Argentina in the "beleaguered republic" of Rome while the composer was still living in Paris, he traveled to Rome in late 1848 to prepare the opera for its first performance, which was given on 27 January 1849. Musicologist Roger Parker describes the première as "a clamorous success, with the entire final act encored" and the audience wild with enthusiasm. He goes to add that act 4 was encored at every performance of the run. However, we learn elsewhere that the opera failed in its 1850 production in Genoa. In later years Battaglia was given under different settings and different titles until Italian unification allowed for the opera to be presented as originally written. We know that Verdi considered revising it in the 1850s, but never did.  While it has not been performed with any frequency, the succession of performances given after its 1959 revival have kept Battaglia in the public eye to this day. This new performance is by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and is conducted by Xiao Juan Chen.   Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel) CMD Facebook Onlne Store
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Happy New Year from the staff at Classical Music Discoveries. For this New Year's broadcast we are going to do something a bit different than in previous years. First we will introduce a new member of the Classical Music Discoveries' family - classical guitarist Paul Erickson. Paul Erickson began on the guitar at the age of 7.  By the age of 13 he was performing in Maine with The Blue Satins at school dances and parties.  During his school days he performed with Jazz Band and Jazz Choirs. Later on music took him to the club circuits.  He performed in the northwest with various bands thoughout the years, including the Diamonds, Linda Rae Band, Paul Stevens Heartbeat, Elvis Impersonator Brian Andrews, The Wise Guys, The Hit Men, The Bobbers, and the EHA Band as well as performing as a soloist. To learn more about Paul, please visit his website at: paul.ericksons.net Paul will be performing for us: Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite #1 Paul Erickson: Waltz #7 Mr. Revell has now released his own CD entitled "Ernest Revell, Tenor In Concert." We will play several very familiar selections from this CD.   Mr Revell's music may be purchased on Amazon or Itunes.  To learn more about Mr. Revell, please visit his website at: www.ErnestRevell.com Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Veteran Job Force Other Links: Advertise on Classical Music Discoveries Become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries About our Recording Equipment Websites for Musicians Created by Musicians Grocery and Travel Coupons (save thousands of dollars) Sousa Fundraising Have Your Music Played on Classical Music Discoveries Music Store - download music from our shows (without the show dialogues) Classical Essentials - FREE Classical Music (sponsored by Dennis Loeffel)
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