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  1. Blog
    Kabalevsky's 2nd String Quartet was written during the final years of World War II and finally completed in 1945. It was premiered in 1946 and won the USSR State Prize. Interestingly, it bucked tradition and was written in five movements (although the fourth and fifth movements are played...
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    Dmitri Kabalevsky was born in St. Petersburg, in 1904. He was the son of a mathematician, destined for a similar career until music took over and he ended up studying piano and composition under Myaskovsky, at the Moscow Conservatory. He was a part of the the so-called 'school of Soviet...
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    I read reviews of Saint-Saens' works and he's accused of being a conservative and that somehow makes him music... worse? Why do we care? It was composed over a hundred years ago. Who listens to a comoser and thinks that this was composed in early 20th century but man it's sounds utterly mid-19th...
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