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Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

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Is he also nothing but a human being? He will…become a tyrant.” So fumed Ludwig van Beethoven (1770- 1827) upon first hearing that Napoleon Bonaparte had crowned himself Emperor of France. No doubt Beethoven felt Napoleon had . . .
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

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To get at the very roots of classical music (aka “European Art Music”), you have to turn the clock way, way back. Beyond Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven; much earlier even than Bach, Handel and Vivaldi; past Monteverdi and Palestrina, and even before the famous madrigals, lute songs and ballades of the Renaissance.
Classical Review
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

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American composer John Adams (b. 1947) once stood under the same Minimalist umbrella as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, but as the ’90s wore on, he developed into something of a “post-post-modernist,” as demonstrated by such works as The Death of Klinghoffer (1991) and the Violin Concerto (1993).
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008

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Throughout his life, literature stoked the fire that burned so brightly in the imagination of French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-69). Yet, while many might assume that it was Lord Byron’s “The Corsair” that inspired his concert overture of the same name, it was actually James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Red Rover...

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