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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Born May 7, 1833 in Hamburg. Died April 3, 1897 in Vienna. Double Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Violoncello, Op. 102 Composed: the summer of 1887 near Thun, Switzerland. First Performance: October 18, 1887 at Cologne in the Gürzenich Hall with Brahms conducting, Joseph Joachim and Robert Hausmann as soloists.…
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. Died December 5, 1791 in Vienna. Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, K.V. 492 Composed in 1786. First Performance: May 1, 1786, at the Burgtheater, Vienna with Mozart conducting. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and…
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Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Baptized December 17, 1770 in Bonn, Germany. Died March 26, 1827 in Vienna, Austria. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Composed: 1811-1812. First Performance: December 8, 1813 at Vienna with Beethoven conducting. Instrumentation, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 timpani, and strings.…
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How many of you watched or will watch It’s a Wonderful Life this December? Ever since I first saw this movie decades ago (remember when it was out of copyright and was on all the time?) I’ve wanted to know what was the name of the song was that is being sung in the background when…
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Princeton, July 21, 2011. Conductor Mark Laycock really knows how to get players fired up. He returned to Princeton this summer to conduct Opera New Jersey’s production of The Barber of Seville as well as leading the New Jersey Symphony in the Third annual William and Judith Scheide Concert: Exploring Mendelssohn and the Gutenberg Bible…
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Max Mathews died of pneumonia in San Francisco on April 21. He was 84. He has been called the “father of computer music” because his experiments in the 1950s at Bell Labs in NJ produced the first sounds synthesized by computers. He wrote the program MUSIC which led to a series of programs which culminated…
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The 2011 Pulitzer prize in music was awarded to Chinese-born American composer Zhou Long, 57, for his opera “Madame White Snake,” which premiered on February 26, 2010 by Opera Boston at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Cerise Lim Jacobs’ libretto is based on a Chinese folk tale to blend the musical traditions of the East and…
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The board of the Philadelphia Orchestra has voted to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Syracuse Symphony filed for Chapter 7 which means liquidation. Chapter 11 means that the orchestra will continue with their concert schedule and remain in business. It seems quite odd that an orchestra with an endowment of $140 million would…
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The composer of the opera “Il Postino” died in his sleep at his home in Austin. The composer’s representative also confirmed his death, saying that he wasn’t suffering from any known illnesses. Born in Mexico City, Catán studied in Britain and later completed his music studies at Princeton University where he earned a PhD in…
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Pianist Mariam Nazarian will perform at the Arts Council of Princeton on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the Solley Theater.
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