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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalChristmas Week 1

This is the second year the #ClassicsaDay team went with a Classical Christmas theme. And that's fine. If you think about it, composers have been writing works for the season as long as there's been notation to preserve them. For my contributions, I tried to avoid the...

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#ClassicsaDay #ArmisticeClassics Week 4

November 19, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The #ClassicaDay team asked participants to post classical works related to the conflict.   For my part, I tried to find examples from both sides of the war, and from as many...

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#ClassicsaDay #ArmisticeClassics Week 3

November 19, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The #ClassicaDay team asked participants to post classical works related to the conflict.   For my part, I tried to find examples from both sides of the war, and from as many...

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Poul Ruders – Occam’s Razor

The cover of this release shows two old friends sharing a moment -- composer Poul Ruders and guitarist David Starobin. Their 30+ year relationship has been extraordinarily fruitful. This release presents a few of Ruders' works commissioned by Starobin. Occam's Razor...

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Wilhelm Kempff Chamber Music – Worth a Listen

Wilhelm Kempff is best remembered as a piano virtuoso. But he was also a composer. This release features two youthful chamber works. The Trio in G minor for violin, cello, and piano dates from 1911, when Kempff was studying composition with a former student of Brahms....

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#ClassicsaDay #ArmisticeClassics Week 2

November 19, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The #ClassicaDay team asked participants to post classical works related to the conflict.  For my part, I tried to find examples from both sides of the war, and from as many...

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