Kuhn Rhapsodies

I don’t think I had heard of composer Joseph F. Kuhn before coming across this YouTube video. If you like late Romantic music, and especially piano concertos of that era, you will like this. The video includes three works: Manhattan Rhapsody, Midnight Rhapsody, and Rhapsody d’Amour, all from 1961. There are moments which are highly reminiscent of works like [Read More...]

Natko Devčić – Ballade for piano and orchestra

This lovely example of 20th century romanticism by Croatian composer Natko Devčić first came to my attention a few days ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.   [Read more...]

Requiem, by Oskar Lindberg

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Rainbow (Beautiful Music – Just Ignore the Scary Panda Monster)

When I traveled to Latvia with students, one delight was discovering that country’s rich musical heritage. Here is a piece I listened to today by one of my favorite Latvian composers, Jānis Ivanovs. Just ignore the image of a scary, three-headed panda breathing rainbows and enjoy the music! [Read more...]


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