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September 12, 2016

Why Is There So Little Music about Working?

Over Labor Day weekend, I decided to write a post for this blog about all the wonderful pieces of classical music that celebrate working. The problem seems to be, there aren’t too many of them.

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September 1, 2016

Featured New Release: Andre Cluytens Conducts Ravel

I am enthralled with one of the new releases that are available for listening here on Classical Archives. It is a two-CD recording on the Urania Arts label of the great Belgian/French maestro

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August 22, 2016

Can Your Piano Be a Composer?

Can your piano be a composer? Not really. I have to admit that the title of today’s post is a trick question. But the fact is, at least two important composers – Muzio Clementi and Ignace Pleyel

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August 12, 2016

Get to Know the Music of Einojuhani Rautavaara on Classical Archives

Einojuhani Rautavaara, widely called the finest Finnish composer since Jean Sibelius, passed away on July 17th in Helsinki at the age of 87. If you’re not familiar with his music (and I have to

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Creaks, Groans and Dripping Blood: The Scary Supernatural Operas that Influenced Richard Wagner
August 1, 2016

Creaks, Groans and Dripping Blood: The Scary Supernatural Operas that Influenced Richard Wagner

In a future post, I’ll be sharing some of the basic information that classical music bluffers need to know about the operas of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Today, we will listen to some of the

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July 25, 2016

Discovering the Glories of Tchaikovsky’s Church Music

We invite you to watch this video of a performance of one of Tchaikovsky’s sublime “Cherubic Hymns” Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky has rightfully earned a place on lots of “greatest” lists. He is one of ...

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July 15, 2016

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Steinway Hall with Steinway and Son Releases on Classical Archives

I was lucky enough to take a tour of the new Steinway Hall last April, just before it opened at 1133 Avenue of the Americas in New York. I am happy to report that a lot of the positive features

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July 14, 2016

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July 10, 2016

Enjoy the Arctic Philharmonic’s New Releases Today on Classical Archives

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June 29, 2016

Let’s Meet Jaap van Zweden . . . with a little help from Classical Archives

Let’s begin by watching this promotional video that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra produced about Jaap van Zweden several years ago. If you follow how America’s symphony orchestras hire

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