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In this broadcast, thanks to the Russian Music Society, we are pleased to present to our listeners a performance by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Botnari. In this all Tchaikovsky concert we will hear Romeo and Juliet and Symphony No. 5. In E minor, Op. 64. Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, CW 39, is an orchestral work composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It is styled an Overture-Fantasy, and is based on Shakespeare's play of the same name. Like other composers such as Berlioz and Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky was deeply inspired by Shakespeare and wrote works based on The Tempest and Hamlet as well. Unlike Tchaikovsky's other major compositions, Romeo and Juliet does not have an opus number. It has been given the alternative catalogue designations TH 42 and CW 39. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 was composed in 1888, between the Manfred Symphony of 1885 and the sketches for a Symphony in E-flat, which were abandoned in 1892.  As for the numbered symphonies, Tchaikovsky's 5th symphony was composed between the 4th, which had been completed ten years earlier, and the 6th, composed 5 years later, in the year of the composer's death. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Flowers.FM - Sponsor of the Wagner Opera Series Book-a-Room 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) 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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In this broadcast, thanks to the Russian Music Society, we are pleased to present to our listeners a performance by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Botnari. In this all Tchaikovsky concert we will hear Romeo and Juliet and Symphony No. 5. In E minor, Op. 64. Romeo and Juliet, TH 42, CW 39, is an orchestral work composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It is styled an Overture-Fantasy, and is based on Shakespeare's play of the same name. Like other composers such as Berlioz and Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky was deeply inspired by Shakespeare and wrote works based on The Tempest and Hamlet as well. Unlike Tchaikovsky's other major compositions, Romeo and Juliet does not have an opus number. It has been given the alternative catalogue designations TH 42 and CW 39. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 was composed in 1888, between the Manfred Symphony of 1885 and the sketches for a Symphony in E-flat, which were abandoned in 1892.  As for the numbered symphonies, Tchaikovsky's 5th symphony was composed between the 4th, which had been completed ten years earlier, and the 6th, composed 5 years later, in the year of the composer's death. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Flowers.FM - Sponsor of the Wagner Opera Series Book-a-Room 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) 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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A preview of our upcoming show featuring flutist Rita D'Arcangelo. Rita performs "Carmen Fantasy" by Francois Borne. Giuliano Mazzoccante, piano The broadcast begins June 18, 2016
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A preview of our upcoming production of Wagner's Das Liebesverbot premiering on July 2, 2016. Seen by dozens of people during Wagner's lifetime and thousands since his death. This opera's production on Classical Music Discoveries will be the largest audience ever to listen to this comic opera of Wagner. This series is sponsored by Flowers.FM All performances are by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Visit our online CD store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co
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Welcome to the premiere broadcast of The Wagner Opera Series sponsored by Flowers.FM.  We hope throughout this series that you will visit Flowers.FM regularly and purchase your flowers for all occassions.  This series would not be possible without the support of Flowers.FM.  Please show them your complete support. The Fairies is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. The German libretto was written by the composer after Carlo Gozzi's La donna serpente. The Fairies was Wagner's first completed opera, but remained unperformed in his lifetime. It has never established itself firmly in the operatic repertory although it receives occasional performances, on stage or in concert, most often in Germany.. Although the music shows the influences of Carl Maria von Weber and other composers of the time, commentators have recognized embryonic features of the mature Wagnerian opera. The fantasy plot also anticipates themes such as redemption that were to reappear in his later works.   Sponsors of this show are: Flowers.FM - Sponsor of the Wagner Opera Series 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) 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) Join us on Facebook
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Performer, composer and recording artist Gregory Charles Brown picked up a guitar in 1982, and since then it has shaped his life. After playing in metal and rock bands in the eighties and early nineties, Brown turned his attention to classical guitar. There he found a new level of creative freedom and an intimacy with the instrument that had been covered by the effects and amplification of electric guitar. Brown received formal instruction from various teachers, performers and composers, including Pepe Romero, Dr. Douglas James (Appalachian State University), Keith Stevens (James Madison University), Christopher Berg (University of South Carolina), Thomas Patterson (Arizona State University), and Anthony Glise, who was nominated for a Pulitzer-prize for composition. Though his technical skill improved, Brown still felt restrained by the rules of classical composition. His musical interests moved beyond the borders of the US, across Europe and into Asia; Brown cites such diverse influences as Beethoven, Eddie Van Halen, Paganini, and the countless composers of traditional Spanish, Flamenco, and Chinese music. Recording artist Benjamin Verdery of Yale University advised Brown to “think outside the box” and draw from his varied interests and personal experience to create his own style. Brown showcased his new compositional style with his first CD, Collected Works for Guitar, released in 1996, which included his Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. In 1997, Brown was commissioned to write another piece for guitar and orchestra. Brown’s tone poem Transylvania premiered with the Charlottesville Chamber Orchestra and is the title track of Brown’s second disc, released in 1999. Brown’s third disc, Distant Places, best displays his diverse talent. The disc includes Arabic, Asian, and American influenced works for solo guitar, a rhumba, two orchestral pieces and the return of his electric guitar. As Brown matures in his compositional voice, he has felt more comfortable integrating techniques from his electric days and expanding knowledge of world music. His second CD, Sojourns in Solitude was released in 2006 and also available at iTunes!, CDnow, and Amazon.com. This acoustic album is half steel string and half classical with a newly re-mastered Transylvania as a finale. In 2014, Mr. Brown released a CD containing most of his Chamber Music, called 2014. He also released the medley Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective from the Zojoi Video Game series of the same name for which he composed music. Greg’s newest CD “Recuerdos de Espana” will be released April 15, 2016. This CD is a compilation of mostly original music all inspired by Spain. Brown has been a member of the Guitar Foundation of America, the Charlottesville Classical Guitar Society, the College Music Society and the Society of Composers, Inc. He taught guitar at Mary Baldwin College from 2004-2006, and is currently teaching privately in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, where he resides with his family. He is a graduate of the Music, Video and Business program at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Brown’s recordings are distributed globally through The Orchard and wherever MP3 files can be downloaded. His compositions are available globally through Les Productions D’Oz. In 2015, Brown started his own publishing company, Greg C Brown Guitar Publications and is working on distributing these works (mostly orchestral) through J.W. Pepper, the world’s largest distributor of sheet music. To learn more about Gregory C. Brown, please visit his websites at: https://gregbrownguitar.wordpress.com/ https://gregorycharlesbrown.bandcamp.com/album/2014 CDs can be purchased at: Itunes, CDnow and CDBaby
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Welcome the 35th edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota, Florida. Be sure to visit their website at: www.LaMusicaFestival.org to learn about their 2017 Season beginning in April. In this broadcast we will be pleased to hear La Musica perform: The Jet Whistle by Villa-Lobos Piano Quintet in C minor by Ralph Vaughan-Williams String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms Musicians are: Carol Wincenc - flute Federico Agostini, Claudio Cruz and Cecilia Ziano - violins Hsin-Yun, Bruno Giuranna - violas Antonio Meneses, Jeong Hyuoun Lee - cellos Scott Faulkner - bass Derek Han - piano We wish to thank Sally Faron and the staff at La Musica International Chamber Music Festival for allowing us to broadcast their concerts worldwide. Sponsors of this show are: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Dennis Loeffel - Classical Essentials Flowers.FM - Sponsor of the Wagner Opera Series Book-a-Room 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) 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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A preview of our upcoming Wagner Opera Series starting on June 4, 2016 with a broadcast of Wagner's first completed opera - Die Feen This series is sponsored by Flowers.FM All performances are by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Visit our online CD store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co
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A preview of our upcoming Wagner Opera Series starting on June 4, 2016 with a broadcast of Wagner's first completed opera - Die Feen This series is sponsored by Flowers.FM All performances are by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Visit our online CD store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co
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A preview of our upcoming Wagner Opera Series starting on June 4, 2016 with a broadcast of Wagner's first completed opera - Die Feen This series is sponsored by Flowers.FM All performances are by the CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Visit our online CD store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co
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