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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

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  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

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  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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