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Ravel Birth Anniversary

  Maurice Ravel, born March 7 1875 (d December 28, 1937). Jean-Yves Thibaudet gives a brilliant rendition of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester conducted by Philippe Jordan. 1 Allegramente2 Adagio...more...

Posted on March 7, 2014 @ 15.03
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Rossini Anniversary – Once Every 4 Years

  Strictly speaking, we only get to celebrate Rossini’s birth anniversary every 4 years. Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born on February 29th 1792 (d 1868). He had a reputation as a bon...more...

Posted on February 28, 2014 @ 11.22
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Celebrating Arcangelo Corelli

  Celebrating the birthday of Arcangelo Corelli, born 17th Februry 1653 (d 8 January 1713). This is a gorgeous rendition of  the Сoncerto grosso, Op.6 No.4, in D major, on You Tube, performed by Enrico Onofri...more...

Posted on February 16, 2014 @ 23.58
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Maria Schneider Interview On Big Think

  Maria Schneider’s composition Winter Morning Walks has won four Grammies this year for the composer, the soprano soloist Dawn Upshaw and  production team. The recording features one of Australia’s finest...more...

Posted on February 3, 2014 @ 14.35
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Mozart Birth Anniversary

  Commemorating Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: born January 27th, 1756 – that’s 258 years ago. Coincidentally, Gustavo Dudamel who conducts this concert was born on January 26th, 1981. In this You Tube video from...more...

Posted on January 27, 2014 @ 0.55
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All Things Australian

  Listening to all the music that creates the rich fusion of Australian sound, here’s William Barton – didjeridu player, performing the music of Matthew Hindson with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra....more...

Posted on January 20, 2014 @ 11.54
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The Hilliard Ensemble Bids Farewell At The Sydney Festival

  The Hilliard Ensemble bids farewell with its appearances at the Sydney Festival. The Ave Maria by Josquin des Pres is on their Sydney programme. more...

Posted on January 3, 2014 @ 0.28
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Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht

  Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, performed by the Thomanerchor of Leipzig. Composer Franz Xaver Gruber set the lyrics of Joseph Mohr to music in 1818, in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg in Austria. UNESCO...more...

Posted on December 19, 2013 @ 13.43
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‘Quelle est cette odeur agréable’ – Chanticleer

  An exquisite French carol, exquisitely performed by the gentlemen of Chanticleer. more...

Posted on December 10, 2013 @ 13.50