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  1. César Franck (1822 - 1890)

    En français

    I had originally programmed this post for our Organ and Lent series, but decided to push it off to make room for my Marie-Claire Alain post. Let's call this some bonus organ, shall we...

    According to Britannica online, Belgian-French composer César Franck “was the chief figure in a movement to give French music
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    Updated Apr-09-2013 at 13:15 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Composers , Recorded Music
  2. Recommended Recordings Intro and Entry Links

    Now that I have reached a point of relative familiarity with the "standard repertoire," I have started to look more closely at recordings. Recently, there have been some instances of performances that significantly elevate my opinion of the corresponding works, such as Kondrashin's Dvorak 9 and Hill's Intimations of Immortality (as opposed to the Hickox one that I found bland). It is for this newfound pleasure that I am now fairly interested in performances, especially of the repertoire
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    Updated Sep-06-2016 at 04:15 by Trout

  3. The Greatest Composers of Chamber Music (Part 1 of 3)

    Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. Most broadly, it includes any art music that is performed by a small number of performers with one performer to a part. The word "chamber" signifies that the music can be performed in a small room, often in a private salon with an intimate atmosphere.
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    Classical Music
  4. The Greatest Composers of the Romantic Era of Music (Part 1)

    Romantic music or music in the Romantic Period is a musicological and artistic term referring to a particular period, theory, compositional practice, and canon in Western music history, from about 1800 to 1910.

    Romantic music as a movement evolved from the formats, genres and musical ideas established in earlier periods, such as the classical period, and went further in the name of expression and syncretism of different
    Classical Music , Composers