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West Side Story, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances a Draw for Audience

There are many who will argue which is the greatest love song of all time, and they will all be correct of their own merit. I will join that argument and say that “Somewhere”* from West Side Story is probably … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s Endearing First Piano Concerto

Most great artists are acutely misunderstood. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) was no exception to this belief. When he composed his Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23, the pianist he had hoped to impress, Nicolai Grigorevich Rubinstein, gave … Continue reading

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