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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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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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