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Glazunov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Frautschi a Dynamic Combination of Music

Put Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936), Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) into the same room, and you end up with serenity, intensity and excitement rolled into a neatly packaged gift of incredible music. Often I will allow the “smaller” … Continue reading

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Why “The Elixir of Love” Makes Opera Appealing

There are many who scoff at the idea of listening to, let alone attending, an opera. They picture one of Wagner’s heavy pieces (his are all heavy, actually), and cover their ears at the thought of enduring such torture of … Continue reading

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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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