February, 2016

Composers > Anecdotes > Minors of the Majors - Antonín Dvořák: - Mass in D major - , Op. 86
by Georg Predota | February 29th, 2016

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Antonín Dvořák: Mass in D major, Op. 86

“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!

Composers > Inspiration > “If music be the food of love, play on.” - Shakespeare and Music VI – Macbeth
by Janet Horvath | February 28th, 2016

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Shakespeare and Music VI – Macbeth

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“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” Bloodstains cannot be scoured nor erased in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. Intense ambition and a consuming lust for power lead the Scottish general Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth to commit murder and to seize [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Sex and Music: Medieval France
by Maureen Buja | February 27th, 2016

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The fifteenth-century French chanson was not only a popular light vocal genre but a wonderful vehicle for all sorts of lasciviousness. In Josquin des Prez’ song “Faulte d’argent,” the anonymous poet complains that “Lack of money is unparalleled misery….,” but [...] more >>