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Beethoven Piano Donate No 6 in F Major by Jandro Lortie

This YouTube page says that a lot of people consider this one of Beethoven’s less important sonatas. https://m.youtube.com/results?search_query=Beethoven+piano+sonata+6 Does anyone have an opinion on that?

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Paul Appleby – Ah! je vais l’aimer from Berlioz’s BEATRICE ET BENEDICT

I saw a live production of this opera once, adapted for the Cleveland Institute of Music. I believe this is the song in which Benedict is tricked into believing that Beatrice is in love with him and resolves to be … Continue reading

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90’s Songs: Stay (I missed you) by Lisa Loeb

Apparently the music video was directed by Ethan Hawke.  I love this song.  And it’s so rare to find a song where the lyrics don’t rhyme!

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Beethoven Piano Sonata 5 in C Minor

We continue our explorations of Beethoven Sonatas.  This is performed by Daniel Barenboim.  The Adagio has a lovely delicate quality.  Though the sonata does not end as much as stop.

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Theodora (Händel) – Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano

Once again, I share a singer from the performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and also singing Handel.  She sang the mezzo soprano role.

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Joélle Harvey sings “V’adoro pupille” from Handel’s Giulio Cesare

I heard Joelle Harvey sing the soprano part in Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor.  She has a lovely voice.

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Beethoven Piano Sonata 4 in E Flat Major

We are still in the early sonatas.  The music starts and it still sounds very much like the classical music (Haydn, Mozart) that came before Beethoven.  I don’t know Beethoven’s sonatas very well (which is why I am doing this) … Continue reading

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An American in Paris by George Gershwin

I heard this last year at the Cleveland Orchestra, when they performed the soundtrack to the movie An American in Paris with George Gershwin. Here is a short taste of the film.  Gene Kelly choreographed it, as well as starred. … Continue reading

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90’s Songs: One Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morisette

I heard an interview with Alanis Morisette once, where she bemoaned her reputation as angry.  She points out that her songs were far more diverse than that. This is not an angry song.  Alanis has a very upbeat view of … Continue reading

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Beethoven Piano Sonata 3 in C Major

The pianist is Lang Lang.  My mom is really impressed with his ability.  

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