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Jaromir Weinberger – Schwanda and beyond

Show of hands: how many played the Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper in their highs school or college band? Jaromir Weinberger's piece has made him a one-hit-wonder. An as with many composers, it does him something of a disservice. It is true, I think, that...

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#ClassicsaDay #BlackLivesMatter Week 2

The Classics a Day team unanimously decided to make #BlackLivesMatter the theme for July. Classical music isn't immune to systemic racism. It's an art form that, like painting, sculpture, literature, or poetry, is a powerful form of expression for many voices. But...

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Majestic recording of Johann Pachelbel Magnificat

To the general public, Johann Pachelbel is a one-hit-wonder. To his contemporaries in Germany, he was much more -- and recordings such as this help us understand why. During his lifetime, Pachelbel was renowned as an organist and a composer. He was especially adept at...

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#ClassicsaDay #BlackLivesMatter Week 1

The Classics a Day team unanimously decided to make #BlackLivesMatter the theme for July. Classical music isn't immune to systemic racism. It's an art form that, like painting, sculpture, literature, or poetry, is a powerful form of expression for many voices. But...

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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalBubble Week 4

Last month, the Classics a Day team came up with a theme to reflect the reality of social distancing. The challenge was to share solo works for unusual instruments -- the kind of instruments best played in social isolation.  For June, the team is again going with the...

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