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September 15   -  

Tyagaraja Keerthanas

September 15   -  

L.A. Opera opens season with 'Traviata'

Review: A ‘Traviata’ decked out in Art Deco. Los Angeles Register, Sept. 14, 2014. photo: Craig Mathew/LA Opera

September 15   -  

ADIOS NONINO

September 15   -  

BBC Proms 2014: The 'Bucket List' Season

Out of all of the food and wine related posts that I wrote last year, I was surprised that this post on my experience of Promming was one of the most widely read. With this in mind I thought that a post summarising my highlights of the 2014 series ...

September 15   -  

Einaudi - I Giorni

So, I have tried to fill my time recently by getting involved in my music again. This piece is kind of like my comfort blanket; I play it when I’m most vulnerable and try to inspire myself to carry on. So give it a listen… even if ...

September 15   -  

On The Bream

My small Julian Bream collection consists of stand-alones: Guitarra, Guitar Recital, and a lp/cd transfer of Classical Guitar, with some Segovia, John Williams to round that cd off. The music includes works by Sor, Granados, Albeniz, de Falla, ...

September 15   -  

"Bravura" - Chapter One

Kathleen adored the meadow outside her house in Somerset. The rustling, the chirping, the sweet smell of earth whispered music to her. Her mother could see this and decided it was time. That night—no bomb scare on the radio, no blaring ...

September 15   -  

Who Da Man? Mozart or Haydn?

Here’s a question for you. Who had more influence on how music developed, Mozart or Haydn? I am sure that the overwhelming majority of people would say Mozart. It’s understandable. Hey, Mozart’s a genius, right? Anyone who can listen ...

September 15   -  

Classical music Q&A: Maestro John DeMain discusses this weekend’s opening concerts of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 89th season. Music by Richard Strauss, Frank Martin and Camille Saint-Saens will be played with MSO principal players spotlighted.

By Jacob Stockinger This coming weekend will bring the opening of the 89th season of the Madison Symphony Orchestra (below), which was founded in 1925 and how has 91 players. By design, there will be no special guest soloist and no standard ...

September 15   -  

If I Stay: Emotionalism in Detail

If I Stay by Gayle Forman “The universal lay in the details.” This statement —differently phrased — exists in almost all writing advice. Gayle Forman ’s bestselling, If I Stay (now a Hollywood movie in theaters ) is an ...
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