Tag Archives: classical music

Beethoven Piano Sonata No 1

I have decided to start publishing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas.  I have been posting a lot of music for orchestra, but I rarely get to hear music composed for one instrument or chamber type music. So, I am going to listening … Continue reading

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Pomp and Circumstances No 1 by Elgar

I heard the Cleveland Orchestra play this piece when I was a child.  We went to a children’s show with my elementary school.  Our music teacher played it for us in the preparation for our trip.  She told us she … Continue reading

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Arabesque Number 1 by Debussy

I love this piece of music, and for years, when I heard it in commercials, I would wish I could find out what it is. Thanks to WCLV, the classical music station in Cleveland, I found out!  I cannot even … Continue reading

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Zadock the Priest by Handel

I heard this song for the first time in The Crown.  It is a coronation anthem, which will most likely be performed when Charles ascends to the throne. And yet, according to the Youtube comments, people associate this song with … Continue reading

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Brahms Fourth Symphony

I got to hear Brahms Fourth Symphony this July.  I am not very familiar with Brahms, but I did have a good time at the concert. While Brahms isn’t my favorite composer, I would give him another listen.

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Vocalise by Rachmaninov sung by Aida Garifullina

I heard this version at my local classical music radio station.  The oldest musical instrument in the world is the human voice, and sadly with auto tuning we often don’t appreciate the artistry of singers. Here’s exhibit one.

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Mozart Symphony No. 36 (Linz)

The Cleveland Orchestra played this in November. Before the concert, the conductor told us all a little bit about what concerts were like in Mozart’s day.  Men wore swords and women had lapdogs.  He also told us that no one … Continue reading

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