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Mozart’s 3 movement Symphony number 24 in B flat Major was composed on October 3, 1773. This symphony is scored for the regular compliment of strings, 2 oboes and 2 horns. The 2 oboes are placed by 2 flutes in the slow movement. Symphony number 25 in G minor was composed, also in October 1773. Mozart was 17 years old at this time and enjoying the success of his opera Lucio Silla. This symphony was completed in Salzburg on October 5th, only 2 days after completing his 24th Symphony. The first movement is widely known as the opening music in the film “Amadeus.” This is one of the two symphonies Mozart composer in G minor, sometimes known as the “little G minor.” The other G minor symphony is Symphony number 40. This symphony is in the traditional 4 movements. To purchase this album on Itunes, please visit: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/complete-mozart-edition-symphonies/id118401915?mt=1&app=music&at=1l3vtgU
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Pianist Gayle Martin achieved international prominence as the sole American laureate of the sixth International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. The Washington Post called her performance “a tour de force” and praised her artistry for its “intense passion and deep-seated emotional response to the music.” The Woodstock Times cited her recital as one “which, if recorded on 78’s, could have fooled the average pianophile into thinking he or she was listening to one of the greats of the past.” Pianist Gayle Martin’s vivid response to literature, sacred writings, ballet and opera inspired this Ravello release TO KEEP THE DARK AWAY, which pairs the emotional fervor, lyrical eloquence and narrative power of contemporary composer Judith Shatin with those same qualities in composers of the Romantic and early modern eras. Transcriptions, both by composers themselves, in the case of Prokofiev and Shatin, and by Liszt, in music of Schumann and Wagner, embody timeless tales, while musical accounts of St. Cecilia, of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and poetry of Emily Dickinson are here transformed into music. To order this CD, please visit https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/to-keep-the-dark-away/id1124228274?mt=1&app=music&at=1l3vtgU TRACK LISTING 1 WIDMUNG - Robert Schumann/Franz Liszt TO KEEP THE DARK AWAY Judith Shatin 2 To Keep the Dark Away 3 A Glee Possesseth Me 4 An Actual Suffering Strengthens 5 The Auroral Light 6 Whose Spokes a Dizzy Music Makes ROMEO AND JULIET, FROM TEN PIECES FOR PIANO, OP. 75 Sergei Prokofiev 7 The Street Awakens 8 Arrival of the Guests 9 The Young Juliet 10 The Montagues and The Capulets 11 Mercutio FANTASY ON ST. CECILIA Judith Shatin 12 Her Struggle 13 Her Passion 14 Her Martyrdom 15 BALLADE OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Richard Wagner / Franz Liszt 16 ISOLDES LIEBESTOD Richard Wagner / Franz Liszt ADVERTISERS Southwest Symphony Orchestra www.southwestsymphony.co La Musica International Chamber Music Festival www.lamusicafestival.org Flowers.FM www.flowers.fm CMD Recordings www.ClassicalRecordings.co
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Symphony No. 22 in C, K. 162 1. Allegro Assai 2. Andantino Grazioso 3. Presto Assai Symphony #23 In D, K.181 1. Allegro Spiritoso - Andantino Grazioso - Presto Assai Order online here: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/complete-mozart-edition-symphonies/id118401915?at=1l3vtgU&mt=1&app=music
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Host: Dimitri Ashkenazy Presenter and Jury Member Kim Seulgi (South Korea) 1st Prize - Oboe Mozart: Concerto for Oboe in C Major Andrea Cellacchi (Italy) 1st Prize - Bassoon Mozart: Concerto for Bassoon Bianca Maria Fiorito (Italy) 1st Prize - Flute Mozart: Concerto for Flute in D Major, K. 314 Matteo Tartaglia (Italy) 1st Prize - Clarinet Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet For more information, please visit: http://audimozart.instantencore.com/web/home.aspx
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Symphonie Fantastique: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, Opus 14, is one of the landmark programmed works of the early Romantic era. Leonard Bernstein described the symphony as the first musical expedition into psychedelic drugs because of its hallucinatory and dream-like nature. Also the symphony suggests that Hector Berlioz composed at least a portion of it under the influence of opium. According to Bernstein, “Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip and you wind up screaming at your own funeral.” This work first interested Ken when he was 15 years old. Ken liked the erratic nature of the rhythms and the offbeat syncopated passages. He also loved Berlioz’s description of what music should be like when he appeared in court to defend his compositions. Berlioz testified that music was meant to be felt and not just heard. Ken is sure many of today’s rock and roll musicians can also agree with Berlioz. Ken states: “Many years ago, I vowed that I would never conduct a work using period instruments, because I just couldn’t see the need other than a curiosity factor to the concert listener. However, once I was able to get hold of the original 1830 score to this work and after many of the orchestra musicians related to me that they had period instruments, well, I thought this might be a noble experiment in sound and not just a curiosity piece for the listener. I wanted to make this piece exciting and it took all of the virtuosity of the orchestra musicians to pull this off as I was quite demanding of the sound I wanted to produce. After listening, I hope you will agree with me.” So here is Symphonie Fantastique, Opus 14 by Hector Berlioz as performed by the CMD German Opera Orchestra of Berlin and conducted by Kenneth Hedgecock. Purchase this CD at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p75/Berlioz%3A_Symphonie_Fantastique.html
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The Requiem Mass in D minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composed in Vienna in 1791 and left unfinished at the composer's death on December 5. A completion dated 1792 by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who had anonymously commissioned the piece for a Requiem Mass to commemorate the February 14th anniversary of his wife's death. The autograph manuscript shows the finished and orchestrated Introit in Mozart's hand, as well as detailed drafts of the Kyrie and the sequence Dies Irae as far as the first eight bars of the "Lacrymosa" movement, and the Offertory. It cannot be shown to what extent Süssmayr may have depended on now lost "scraps of paper" for the remainder; he later claimed the Sanctus and Agnus Dei as his own. Walsegg probably intended to pass the Requiem off as his own composition, as he is known to have done with other works. This plan was frustrated by a public benefit performance for Mozart's widow Constanze. Constanze was responsible for a number of stories surrounding the composition of the work, including the claims that Mozart received the commission from a mysterious messenger who did not reveal the commissioner's identity, and that Mozart came to believe that he was writing the requiem for his own funeral.
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Composer Ace Patterson has been composing since the age of 13 when his mom purchased him a guitar. Ace is a self-taught composer, using compositional references through books and Youtube. Ace's favorite composers are Mozart and Beethoven. His favorite classical piece is "The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart. He also likes reading novels. You can learn more about Ace Patterson and listen to additional compositions at: https://www.reverbnation.com/acepatterson You can have your music played on Classical Music Discoveries for only $10 USD. Just use this link to submit your music: https://www.fiverr.com/khedgecock/play-your-track-on-classical-music-discoveries
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The Southwest Symphony Orchestra has been popular with our listeners for many years. The 2016/2017 Season of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra starts on October 27th. Their annual Halloween Spooktacular Concert, titled Opus Pocus is a musical treasure for all ages. This completely delightful concert offers popular sounds of the season, including modern classics. You are welcome to come in costume and children are admitted free when in costume. Again, the date for this concert is October 27th and is held at the Cox Performing Arts Center at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. Concert time is 7:30 PM. We hope to see you there. Their 2nd concert of the season is on November 18th and is called Distant Replay: Pages of the Ages. This evening’s concert is filled with a variety of truly fabulous favorites of yesterday and today. December 4th and 5th is the annual Messiah concert with the Messiah Chorale. This long standing Southern Utah tradition is a great way to start off the Christmas season. This concert is FREE for the public. March 3, 2017 is the annual Youth Concerto Classic. This has always been a season favorite as it features young prodigies from all over southern Utah. April 14th the Southwest Symphony will host a stirring composition by Rob Gardner called “Lamb of God: An Easter Oratorio.” This oratorio tells of the events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In their final concert of the season on May 19th, the Southwest Symphony performs in the “Resplendent Sound of Captivating Pops with Kurt Bestor.” This evening’s concert promises to offer vibrant and mesmerizing sounds of classical and modern favorites. To learn more and to purchase tickets, please visit their website at: www.SouthwestSymphony.co
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Symphony No. 21 in A major, K. 134, is a symphony that was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in August 1772. Performed by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Conducted by Sir Neville Marriner (15 April 1924 – 2 October 2016)
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Composer Ace Patterson has been composing since the age of 13 when his mom purchased him a guitar. Ace is a self-taught composer, using compositional references through books and Youtube. Ace's favorite composers are Mozart and Beethoven. His favorite classical piece is "The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart. He also likes reading novels. You can learn more about Ace Patterson and listen to additional compositions at: https://www.reverbnation.com/acepatterson You can have your music played on Classical Music Discoveries for only $10 USD. Just use this link to submit your music: https://www.fiverr.com/khedgecock/play-your-track-on-classical-music-discoveries
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