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Today’s date marks the birthday of the American composer Peter Schickele, best known for his outrageous musical parodies supposedly penned by the f...
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These days, in the opinion of most music lovers, the towering genius of Johann Sebastian Bach far overshadows all but a handful of other Baroque Ag...
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On today’s date in 1959, the Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch died in Portland, Oregon, about a week short of his 79th birthday. Bloch fi...
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A new guitar concerto by Aaron Jay Kernis received its premiere at a Minnesota Orchestra “Sommerfest” concert conducted by David Alan Miller on tod...
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In 1949, while on his deathbed, the German composer Richard Strauss supposedly turned to his beloved daughter-in-law, and said: “Funny thing, Alice...
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Among the more enduring souvenirs of the Paris World Exposition of 1889 was an impressive tower designed by a gentleman named Gustave Eiffel. Origi...
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This week's contestant is Cayce Wilkinson from Council Bluffs, IA
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Today marks the birthday of a much-loved American musical tradition: the Boston “Pops.” On July 11, 1885, the “Promenade” Orchestra (later dubbed t...
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Parents worry. That’s their job. Take the parents of the American composer John Corigliano, Jr., for example. Both were musicians, and both knew th...
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Today marks the anniversary of the birth of the American composer David Diamond, born in Rochester, New York, on July 9, 1915, to Austrian and Poli...
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On today’s date in 1882, George Percy Aldridge Grainger was born in Brighton, Victoria. Although born in Australia, Grainger died in America, at th...
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You might say that if anyone can claim credit for having written the “soundtrack of our times,” that person would be the American composer and cond...
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For every person who has actually seen a production of Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess,” there are thousands more who could recognize or even or s...
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"Chamber music” is typically defined as “music written for and performed by a small ensemble, with one performer on a part, usually without a condu...
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This week's contestant is Christina Stone from Houston, TX
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Once, when someone asked JFK what his favorite song might be, the waggish former president responded: “Well, ‘Hail to the Chief’ has a nice ring to...
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Remember “Y2K”—the Millennial Year 2000? It was a time of extravagant hopes and dire predictions, as pundits weighed in with their spin as the 20th...
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There’s nothing better than being outdoors on a glorious summer’s day, listening to live music. At least that’s what American composer Libby Larsen...
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