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Violinist Tasmin Little and pianist Piers Lane have performed and recorded together for many years. They continue their fruitful musical partnership with a new 2-CD release featuring the chamber works by Franz Schubert. British-born Tasmin Little has been on the international stage for two decades and stays very busy. Beside this 2-CD Schubert set, her […]
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Some music sources call the ophicleide (OFF-eh-clide) an “obsolete bass brass instrument which was replaced by the tuba.” Factually that is correct, but to totally equate the two brass instruments would be doing a disservice to the neglected ophicleide. First invented in the early 1800’s as a replacement for the difficult-to-perform serpent, the ophicleide added […]
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Born in 1897 in former Austria/Hungary, Erich Korngold became an American citizen in 1943 and resided in California. He is remembered for his composition of film scores in the 1930s/40s and was the first composer to receive and Oscar. After WWII, Korngold turned his focus to writing music for the concert hall. He wrote his […]
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Howard Blake is best known for his work in film and television including the music for the holiday classic “The Snowman” which included the song “Walking in the Air.” In 1992, Howard Blake jumped at the opportunity to compose a violin concerto, which he titled “Leeds.” The concerto was commissioned by the City of Leeds […]
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Slow Down, Tune In, and Listen Explore classical music this July through Classical 90.5’s third annual Summer Listening. Sign up to receive our newsletter, learn about events, and send us your stories and poems inspired by a piece on our list for the Share YOUR Story contest. We will choose our favorites to record at […]
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In her second full-length studio album, Rachel Grimes offers a contemplative soundscape of chamber music in The Clearing. The composer/pianist is joined by collaborators from Louisville, and from the Amsterdam Sinfoniette, cellist Helen Money and sound designer Scott Morgan (LOSCIL). Listen to some of the music below and watch a video from Grimes’ members-only performance […]
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The Concerto for Cello and Strings by Dobrinka Tabakova was written in 2008. It had its premiere with cellist Kristine Blaumane and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Blaumane also recorded the work for an ECM album dedicated to Tabakova’s music. Dobrinka Tabakova was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 1980. She wrote her first composition when she was […]
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Rachel Grimes, with Jacob Duncan (saxophone), Christian Frederickson (viola) and Scott Moore (violin), performed a members-only set from her new album “The Clearing” at Louisville Public Media. June 15, 2015. rachelgrimespiano.com/the-clearing/
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