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In Tune > Arts > Composers and Their Poets: Debussy II
by Maureen Buja | January 27th, 2017

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In his delicately titled, Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Little Songs), Claude Debussy (1862-1918) took the poetry of Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) and created a song cycle to match the stylistic subtleties of his poems. Debussy met the older poet via his mother-in-law. [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Niels Gade - “A distinctive Nordic Voice”
by Georg Predota | January 19th, 2017

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“A distinctive Nordic Voice”

Although the public reception of the works of Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817-1890) was left untouched by political and cultural censorship, he never quite achieved the fame of Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. Nevertheless, Gade is still regarded as one of [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Mozartwoche Salzburg 2017 - Vienna Philharmonic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin/Rolando Villazón
by Georg Predota | January 17th, 2017

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Vienna Philharmonic: Yannick Nézet-Séguin/Rolando Villazón

1 February 2017Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concert Arias for Tenor and Orchestra, KV 420, 431, 36, 21 The vast majority of Mozart’s independent arias is composed for the soprano voice. However, there are a handful of concert arias for the tenor [...] more >>

Blog > Musical Giants of the 20th Century: Double Bass Players
by Janet Horvath | January 15th, 2017

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A conversation about giants could not leave out the double bass and we have four wonderful players to introduce you to, if you have not encountered them before. Born in Russia in 1874 Serge Koussevitzky was primarily known as the [...] more >>