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    We continue the article from 1928: The undoubted imprint of the wide element of Schubert's work is also reflected in Russian music, originating from Glinka, one who lived in the first half of the 19th century and whose name Anton Rubinstein, in his famous book included among the five world...
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    This article was published in one of Leningrad's Academic journals in 1928, one of Glazunov's last written works before leaving the USSR to attend/adjudicate the competition for completing Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, and never to return to the USSR again. Glazunov explained that the purpose...
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    Here's a link to a JSTOR article on Paganini's bloodletting kit. http://daily.jstor.org/paganinis-bloodletting-kit/?utm_source=internalhouse&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=jstordaily_myjstor_arts_11182015&cid=eml_j_jstordaily_myjstor_arts_11182015
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    A bit of background. At the time this article was written, Copland had already written both his early, more difficult works, inspired by Stravinsky, and also his New Deal-era populist works (also inspired by Stravinsky, just more diatonic). A few years later the critic Henry Pleasants was to...
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    The Ames Stradivaruius stolen in May 1980 has been returned to the daughters of the owner after being brought in for valuation. New York Times There are more links in the wiki article.
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    Politically, Shostakovich could not have gotten away with writing 12-tone music. Still, are there any indications what he thought of this technique? Does somebody have the full text of the infamous "Muddle Instead of Music" article from 1936? Did Shostakovich realize how difficult his First...
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    I just stumbled across this article from last week. It concludes that wealth and education predict little about one's musical omnivorism, but they do predict the types of music one likes. To quote from the article: "Poorer, less educated people tended to like country, disco, easy listening...
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    Dear All, I'm not too bright and would like to ask you how to set up a poll on this forum. I'd like to make one to find out what you would do in the situation reported in this article...
  9. Non-Classical Music
    Sad to hear the news of her death. Good obituary in the Telegraph and also a nice article on her. Incredible to realise that her sisters sang for Cecil Sharpe when he was in America.
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    I just read these articles. http://skynetandebert.com/2015/04/22/music-was-better-back-then-when-do-we-stop-keeping-up-with-popular-music/ and http://epicnews.tk/is-33-the-cutoff-age-for-listening-to-new-music/ Definitely wrong for me but maybe not for others. In fact, I am 38 and I am...
  11. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    At what age are composers most creative? This stems from some articles that I have read recently about creativity in different fields. One article states: Researchers, psychologists, art historians have studied, debated and pondered the correlation between age and artistic creativity...
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    Who first said "A bird in the bush is worth two in the hand?". Why is the expression "No smoke without fire" such a widely used proverb in many, many languages? Do you know what the German proverb "Spatz in der Hand ist besser als die Taube auf dem Dach" means literally? Who coined this one...
  13. Articles
    Link to above article in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/apr/15/alan-gilbert-orchestras-in-the-21st-century-a-new-paradigm
  14. Composer Guestbooks
    Just read about this young girl (7) from Britain, who has composed a opera for a full string orchestra. Here is the story Her piano sonata rondo for violin This is maybe the craziest thing i have seen. If this is true... Seems true... i dunno.. im in shock
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