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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalShorts Week 2

February is the shortest month of the year. That fact inspired #ClassicsaDay team (of which I'm a member) to make short classical pieces the theme for the month. The challenge is to select stand-alone works, not movements of larger pieces. Participants post links to...

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Hans Gál Cello Music Unabashedly Post-Romantic

The first part of Hans Gál's story isn't unusual. Like many talented Jewish musicians in Austria and Germany, his career was derailed by the rise of Nazism. was one of many talented German and Austrian musicians. Gál fled to England, settling in Edinburgh and becoming...

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Canadian Panorama showcases contemporary talent

Canadian Panorama marks Canada's 150th Anniversary with an outstanding variety of native classical music. It's the first commercial recording of the Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. It's a release of new music for wind ensemble. And it's also a survey...

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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalShorts Week 1

February is the shortest month of the year. That fact inspired #ClassicsaDay team (of which I'm a member) to make short classical pieces the theme for the month. The challenge is to select stand-alone works, not movements of larger pieces. Participants post links to...

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Danielpour String Quartets Lyrical and Appealing

This release was something of a surprise. Naxos has released many recordings of Richard Danielpour's music. So when I received a copy of this set of string quartets, I assumed that Naxos had also recorded and release the previous four. Not so. Not only are these world...

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