Category Archives: Topics in Music History

Copland, Ruth Crawford Seeger, and the Hoe-Down from Rodeo

Everyone knows the “Hoe-Down” tune from Aaron Copland’s Ballet Rodeo (even if they don’t know who Aaron Copland was or … Continue reading

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Piano Concertos by Mozart and Salieri from 1773

To my surprise… I find the Salieri C Major concerto to be the equal of Mozart's D Major. Mozart, Piano … Continue reading

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Musical Nationalism in Western Europe

Reading Harold Schönberg’s The Lives of the Great Composers — a classic and a must-read for classical music fans — I’ve … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 3 To Premiere Newly Discovered Brahms Piano Piece

BBC Radio 3 is to broadcast the first performance of a recently discovered ‘unknown’ Brahms piano work on Saturday 21st … Continue reading

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