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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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Film of Kandinsky Painting in 1926

This is a short film of the Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky at work in 1926, the first Year in … Continue reading

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1837, vol. 2: Hummel, Lortzing, Chopin

If I could have seen the world from the perspective of any one classical musician, if it were for the … Continue reading

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1837, vol. 1: Cherubini, Mercadante, Donizetti

There was not a state of Italy in 1837, but the Italian unification movement was well underway. The Italian peninsula … Continue reading

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The Opera House that Keeps Burning Down

Studying the Italian opera written in 1837, I came across the story of the aptly name Teatro La Fenice (Phoenix … Continue reading

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So Much Opera in 1837!

I'm very nearly ready to begin releasing the series of ten podcasts on 1837, which are up next. It's striking … Continue reading

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John Philip Sousa in 1926

I only recently realized that I left John Philip Sousa out of my list of composers active in 1926. Sousa … Continue reading

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The Moderns

If you’ve been following 1926: A Year in Classical Music, you might be interested in Alan Rudolph’s 1988 film The … Continue reading

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In Defense of Music Critics

“Ignore what the critics say. No one ever made a statue of a critic.” So said Jean Sibelius to his … Continue reading

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Amadeus and Moneyball

I saw Moneyball when it was released last year, and have seen Amadeus many times. Leaving the theater after Moneyball, I … Continue reading

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