March, 2016

Composers > Anecdotes > Music in Exile II - Following the Money
by Georg Predota | March 30th, 2016

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Following the Money

There are various reasons for composers, musicians and artist to leave their respective homelands. Some are displaced by war or social unrest, while others follow employment opportunities. In the 15th and early 16 centuries, whole generations of composers from the [...] more >>

In Tune > Society > Kawai: The Piano at Superbowl 50 (2016)
by Georg Predota | March 29th, 2016

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Pianos are highly versatile instruments, equally at home in luxurious concert halls, smokey pubs, middle-class living rooms and sweaty practice cubicles. Kawai instruments prominently feature in all those locations. However, the Kawai hybrid piano has also featured in one of [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Minors of the Majors - Gioacchino Rossini: - 3 Choeurs Religieux -
by Georg Predota | March 28th, 2016

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Gioacchino Rossini: 3 Choeurs Religieux

“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 > Composers as Kids: Gustav Mahler
by Emily E. Hogstad | March 27th, 2016

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Gustav Mahler, the grandest symphonist of his age, was born in July 1860 in the village of Kaliště, in the present-day Czech Republic. His background was not particularly artistic. His father Bernhard had grown up labeling bottles in his family’s [...] more >>