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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalBubble Week 3

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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Josef Holbrooke Symphonic Music Sails On

Josef Holbrooke wasn't the only composer continuing the later Romantic traditions well into the 20th Century. But he was the only one I know of who scolded his audiences for not appreciating his talent. So it's not surprising that Holbrooke's music quickly fell into...

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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalBubble Week 2

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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Neeme Järvi uncovers Estonian treasures

I first discovered Estonia's rich classical music heritage through Neeme Järvi recordings; specifically, his BIS releases of Edvard Tubin and Arvo Pärt. Maestro Järvi surprises me once again with this new recording of Estonian orchestral music. All three composers...

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The Stylish Pastiches of Muzio Clementi

This is an interesting collection of music by Muzio Clementi. In includes three sets of variations, a canon, and a set of style pastiches. The program opens with Five Variations on a Minuet by Mr. Collick. This six-minute charmer increases the complexity with each...

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Franz Krommer Symphonies Emulate Beethoven

Franz Krommer lived somewhat in the shadow of Beethoven. In 1813 he replaced Leopold Kozeluch (a rival of Beethoven's) as the Austrian Imperial Court Composer. And that meant his subsequent symphonies, string quartets, and concertos competed with Beethoven's for the...

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