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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalEleven Week 3

Numbers have meaning. But meaning can depend on context. The Classics a Day team made "eleven" the theme for November, the eleventh month. The challenge is to post performances of classical music that involve the number. I chose a mix. Some pieces involve eleven...

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One phrase characterizes my impression of the Charlottesville Symphony's November 16th concert: "it was great, except for..." The program itself, "Romantic Titans" was first-rate. The first half of the program featured two orchestral works; the second two large-scale...

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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalEleven Week Two

Numbers have meaning. But meaning can depend on context. The Classics a Day team made "eleven" the theme for November, the eleventh month. The challenge is to post performances of classical music that involve the number. I chose a mix. Some pieces involve eleven...

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Josef Labor Piano Quintets late-Romantic gems

Josef Labor wasn't one to be hampered by disability -- although it could inspire him. Labor lost his sight in childhood but went on to become a respected organist, pianist, teacher, and composer. He was also the first composer-pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned to...

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Leopold Kozeluch Masonic music well-crafted

Leopold Kozeluch's career somewhat paralleled Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's - as did his music. Both were pianists. Like Mozart, Kozeluch wrote many symphonies (30) and piano concertos (22). He succeeded Mozart as the Hofmusik Compositor of the Viennese court. And...

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#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalEleven Week 1

Numbers have meaning. But meaning can depend on context. The Classics a Day team made "eleven" the theme for November, the eleventh month. The challenge is to post performances of classical music that involve the number. I chose a mix. Some pieces involve eleven...

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