Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Emperor” – Beethoven’s Last Piano Concerto

Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73, “Emperor” begins and ends much like Beethoven lived his life—brilliant, passionate, with a grand entrance and thrilling exit. In 1809, Beethoven was ready to leave Vienna, but … Continue reading

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Russell Peck, Brahms’ “Requiem,” Bring Life, Vitality to Evening Concert

Often, it’s the drummer in the band that receives the loudest cheers. After all, he or she is the one that keeps everyone working in unison. And let’s admit—beating on a drum and making noise can be a lot of … Continue reading

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Robert Schumann – Beloved Chief Romantic Composer

Robert Schumann’s life was full of the romantic drama he poured into his music. First, he pushed aside his law books to concentrate on music. When he ended up studying under the rigorous tutelage of Friedrich Wieck, he fell in … Continue reading

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