June, 2012

Media > Military Funding vs. Funding for the Arts: What Does the Difference Say About American Values?
June 29th, 2012

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During World War II, Britain’s finance minister recommended to Winston Churchill that they cut arts funding in order to better support the war effort. Churchill’s reply was, “Then what are we fighting for?” This remark resonates with an enormous difference [...] more >>

Forgotten records > Fauré – Poulenc
June 28th, 2012

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FauréDolly, Ballet Suite, op. 56 (Orchestration : Henri Rabaud) PoulencLes biches, Ballet Suite Aubade (‘concerto choréographique’), for piano and 18 instruments Performed by Fabienne Jacquinot, piano Anatole Fistoulari, conductor London Symphony Orchestra Westminster Symphony Orchestra Recorded in 1953 Fauré: Dolly, [...] more >>

Composers > Love > Let’s get the Party started! - Franz Liszt and Caroline de Saint-Cricq
by Georg Predota | June 28th, 2012

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Franz Liszt and Caroline de Saint-Cricq

One of the foremost musical personalities and arguable the greatest virtuoso of his day, Franz Liszt (1811-1886) expanded the technical limits of the piano and the performer in both his own playing and in his compositions. However, what really distinguished [...] more >>