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Raymond Leppard, Orion Weiss in an Evening of Beethoven, Mozart and Elgar

If anyone asks me about attending a symphony concert for the first time, whether it’s what to do or what to expect, I simply say lose yourself in the music. Don’t analyze the program, but just enjoy it for what … Continue reading

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The Romanze of Augustin Hadelich and Alban Gerhardt

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s January 7 concert was a large, romantic serenade by two musicians who understand their instruments’ needs—how to be held, how to be adored and how to be caressed. Violinist Augustin Hadelich performed on his 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” … 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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