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Classical Music Discoveries
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Hampson Sisler, organist and composer, is one of the most prolific composers today with over 100 works to his credit.  His works were written for organ, chorus, concert band, chamber and symphony orchestra.   At 17 years old, Hampson was the youngest person ever awarded the American Guild of Organists' coveted Fellowship status and has had performances of his works the world over. Today, in addition to being a composer, Sisler maintains a dual career as an organist and choral director. He has served seventeen churches, most notably Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, where Abraham Lincoln was an occasional attendee, and Central Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, where Charles Ives served in the same position in the early 1900s. Currently, Hampson Sisler is the music director at the historic St. James Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, New York. His recent compositions have been performed in Bulgaria, Israel, Czech Republic, Russia and the United States. The majority of his orchestral works have been recorded on the MSR Classics label. Mr. Sisler is presented world-wide by BV Artists International. Classical Music Discoveries is proud to bring to you this 3rd in an 8 part series on Hampson Sisler which will detail his life and his music.  To learn more about Hampson Sisler, just click on his website link appearing below at any time during the broadcast or visit www.BVArtistsInternational.com Below are the links to purchase any of Hampson's recordings, used on this show, from MSR Classics: PHOENIX FOREVER http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1389   TRANS-CULTURAL BONDING http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1518   MILESTONES http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1414   THE SECOND COMING http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1489   CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN HOLIDAYS http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1369   CLASSICS, ECLECTIC http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1312   SONGS OF THE SAGES http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1262   THE COSMIC DIVIDE http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1229 Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony Orchestra Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on April 22, 2015 To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com All submissions are due by April 15, 2015 Playlist Book 1 New Year Reflections of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Abe Lincoln Turns to Prayer George Washington at St. Paul's Book 3 Veterans' Day Thanksgiving The Divine Mystery        
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In this month's edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour we present to you:Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478Rossini's Sonata No. 5 in E-flatSchoenberg's Transfigured Night Musicians in this broadcast are:Federico Agostini, Mihaela Martin, Isabelle Faust and Curtis Macomber - violinsCynthia Phelps, Bruno Giuranna and Katherine Murdock - violasAlain Meunier, Angela Lee, Frans Helmerson and Angela Lee - cellosFranco Petracchi - bassDerek Han - piano This year's La Musica International Chamber Music Festival begins in April and now is the perfect time to order your tickets.  Please visit their website at www.LaMusicaFestival.org for complete information on this upcoming season We would like to thank Festival Director Sally Faron and Artistic Directors Bruno Giuranna and Derek Han for making this month's show possible. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony OrchestraDennis Loeffel - Classical Essential Series Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com  
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For this month's Classical Essentials broadcast we are pleased to bring to you Mozart's masterpiece - Symphony No. 21 in A Major, K. 134 Between 1769 and 1773, the teenage Mozart, in the company of his father, Leopold, made three trips to Italy, which were the culmination of his career as a child prodigy and had an dramatic impact on his musical development. Between the second and third trips -- from December 1771 to October 1772 -- Mozart was back home in Salzburg, where, apparently, there was some pressing need for new symphonies. During these months he composed eight symphonies, the last of which was K.134. Just fifteen, he was already a young composer on the make, with at least 20 symphonies to his credit, and perhaps more. K.134 is an ambitious work of superb craftsmanship as well as great imagination and ingenuity. It is in four movements, with a genial minuet placed before the finale, which is a spirited, witty, but also substantial movement with a bourrée-like gait. The first movement, according to the musicologist Stanley Sadie, is "the most densely worked of Mozart's symphony movements to date"; the development of the vigorous opening motif is particularly insistent, giving the movement a monothematic cast more characteristic of Haydn. The orchestra for K.134 is conventional in size for that era -- two woodwinds, two horns, strings -- though Mozart calls for flutes rather than the more typical oboes, and the result is a more radiant palette of tone colours. Typically for his works in A Major (which include two other symphonies, Nos. 14 and 29), the music has a sensuous, serenade-like beauty and a special richness of texture -- particularly in the spacious slow movement, whose main theme may have been inspired by a famous aria from Gluck's opera "Orfeo", which Mozart had seen in Vienna as a child. This symphony, performed by the CMD Philharmonic of Paris, is available to all of our listeners as a free download thanks to a generous donation from Dennis Loeffel.  To download, please visit our special website at: www.CMDEssentials.com Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  Our Sponsors: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Southwest Symphony OrchestraDennis Loeffel - Classical Essential Series Advertisers in this show are: Advertise on CMD for Only $5! Southwest Symphony OrchestraLa Musica International Chamber Music FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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Attila is an opera with a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Temistocle Solera, based on the 1809 play Attila, King of the Huns by Zacharias Werner. The opera received its first performance in Venice on 17 March 1846. Ezio's act 2 aria of heroic resolution My lot is cast, I am prepared for any warfare is a fine example of a characteristic Verdian genre, and it achieved fame in its own time with audiences in the context of the adoption of a liberal constitution by Ferdinand II. Other contemporary comment praised the work as suitable for the political education of the people, while, in contrast, others criticised the opera as Teutonic in nature. This performance by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice may be purchased for only $1.99 on our store at www.ClassicalRecordings.co Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  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 FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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2014 was a very exciting year for Classical Music Discoveries.  Our number of listeners has doubled in Season 11 to over 450 million per week.  Our number of shows per year is now over 70 and more importantly, we have made more new musical friends than ever before. We sincerely wish everyone a Happy New Year in 2015.  We hope people will learn that love and peace is more enjoyable and productive than hate and war no matter where you live. In this broadcast we will be playing a new recording of Beethoven's 9th Symphony by the CMD Philharmonic of Paris.  This recording is now part of our Classical Essentials series of which there will be several more episodes in 2015.  Classical Essentials offers all of our new classical music listeners a great way to build their classical music library.  Now thanks to a generous donation by Dennis Loeffel, you can now build your library FREE of charge! Just logon to a special website CMDEssentials.com and you will always be able to download any of the music played on any of our Classical Essentials series at NO cost to you. That website, again, is: CMDEssentials.com.  So take advantage of this sponsorship by Dennis Loeffel today and all year long! Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  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 FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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Anne Vanschothorst first came to our attention over a year ago when she purchased advertising on our show in order to build up funds to produce a new CD - which was to be entitled Ek is Eik. Since that time, we have come to appreciate Anne's innovative and progressively forward thinking commitment to her art as a composer, producer and internationally acclaimed harpist.  Anne is not afraid to experiment with her instrument and her compositional styles which often break new ground in the classical and jazz genres. To learn more about Anne, please visit her website at: www.HarpAndSoul.com.  If your browser supports our imbedded links, just click on the name of Anne's music being played on our show at any time and you will be immediately taken over to Anne's website while you continue listening to our show. Anne very graciously allowed us some time to talk to her today and her life and music. Order Anne's latest CD below:   Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  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 FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com Playlist Where's Mo? Wandering When We Were Trees Here Once Stood Elms I Know My Way The Caged Owl And the Willow Tree Smiled Order the complete CD by clicking on the Itunes button above.    
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Alfred Burt was born in Marquette, Michigan. His family moved to Pontiac, Michigan when he was two after his father, Bates Burt, became pastor of an Episcopal church there. At the age of 10, having shown an early interest in music, Alfred received his first musical instrument, a cornet, as a present from his parents. Though he would learn to play several other instruments, including the piano, Alfred spent most of his life playing cornet and trumpet in bands and orchestras, with a special interest in jazz. Burt studied music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1942. A tradition that the elder Burt had begun upon moving to Pontiac in 1922 was the creation of a Christmas card, which he sent to family members and parishioners. On these cards were original Christmas carols, with both the words and music by the Reverend Burt. For the family Christmas card in 1942, Bates asked his son to write the music for that year's carol, "Christmas Cometh Caroling." From then on, Alfred would write the music for the family's Christmas cards, and the "Alfred Burt carols" were born. Through the early part of 1953, Burt complained of a persistent virus and fatigue. Eventually agreeing to a thorough examination, he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He spent his final months in California. For the first time, his carols were going to be recorded. James Conkling, husband of Donna King Conkling, and at that time the president of Columbia Records, was informed of Burt's failing health and organized the project, assembling an all-star choir of Hollywood singers (from the King Family Singers) to perform Burt's four-part harmonies. Recording sessions for the older carols took place in late 1953 in the North Hollywood LDS Church with Burt present. Meanwhile, to fill the album, Burt was assigned four new carols. One of them, "O Hearken Ye," was sent on the 1953 family Christmas card. Burt finished the last of his carols, "The Star Carol", on February 5, 1954. Less than 24 hours later, he died. "The Star Carol" would be used on the final Burt family Christmas card that holiday season. The original analog recordings have been out of print for several decades now and in an effort to save these original recordings, Classical Music Discoveries was able to restore the original recordings in full digital format. This lost and out of print recording is now available on our CD store at www.ClassicalRecordings.co for only $1.99 as a digital download. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this extremely rare recording today. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  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 FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com
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Every year Ken and I, along with millions of our Happy Listeners, look forward to the annual Southwest Symphony production of Handel's Messiah.   This year's performance was superb and in order to preserve the sacred nature of this performance, we will broadcast this without commercial interruption.  Please be sure to frequent our advertisers that support us.  Without them our broadcasts would not be possible. Now we are proud to bring to you the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gary Caldwell; Lieto! Voices and the Messiah Chorale, directed by Norm Lister,  their production of Handel's masterpiece - Messiah. Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  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 FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst  Play My Music Our next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com  
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For many years, we have wanted to have a Symphonic or Concert Band in our musical family. Now that wish has been fulfilled by the Dixie State University Symphony Band which is under the direction of Gary Caldwell.  Maestro Caldwell is well known to all our listeners as the conductor of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. The DSU Symphonic Band, as told by Gary, "...is a young band with great potential."  We have to agree with Gary.  While the band is not used to the formalities associated with live recording, we feel their first recording with us is quite excellent and we are looking forward to featuring this band on a regular basis. For their first broadcast with us, we are pleased to bring to our listeners their concert from December 5, 2014.  This is a live recording from the Eccles Concert Hall on the Dixie State University Campus in St. George, Utah. The DSU Symphony Band performs: Celebrations by Earl C. Benson A Fireside Christmas an arrangement by Sammy Nestico Abide With Me arranged by Jay Dawson A Home Alone Christmas which features music by John Williams from the movie Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York arranged by Paul Lavender Greensleeves orchestrated for band by Alfred Reed A Most Wonderful Christmas arranged by Robert Sheldon Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli with featured soloist Joyce Jacox We hope our 450 million listeners all over the world will join with us in welcoming the Dixie State University Symphony Band to the Classical Music Discoveries' family. Now we are proud to present Celebrations! Please click on the link below to support Classical Music Discoveries.  Your kind donation of ANY amount is greatly appreciated! You can purchase our recordings by visiting our online store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co  The new CMD Portable Digital Recording System was designed specifically for Classical Music Discoveries for recording classical music. This system is also used by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the CMD Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris.  To learn more about this system please click HERE. Show your support for Classical Music Discoveries by becoming a Friend!Click HERE to become a Friend of Classical Music Discoveries  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 FestivalClassical Recordings StoreA FREE Gift for Our Listeners Sousa Fundraising - please donate $1 today! Anne Vanschothorst    Play My MusicOur next edition of Play My Music broadcasts on January 21, 2015To have your music played on this show, please visit our submission site below: CMDPlayMyMusic.com  
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