Happy Birthday, George Enescu

Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. To mark the occasion, I’ve shared his Symphony No.3 above. But he is best known for his Romanian Rhapsodies, and so if you are new to his music, or to 20th century orchestral music, that might be a more accessible introduction. Why not just go [Read More...]

Pathetic Symphony

I am delighted that quite a number of pieces of music by Vladimir Vlasov have been shared on YouTube. This is wonderful music that I might not otherwise have discovered. [Read more...]

Nina Makarova – Symphony in D Minor

When I heard this piece, I looked to see what I could learn about the composer. Not only was she a great composer in her own right, but Nina Makarova was also the wife of Aram Khachaturian! [Read more...]

Václav Dobiáš Symphony No.2

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Indianapolis Violinists vs. US Airways

Via WQXR, I learned that Zach de Pue and Nick Kendall of Time for Three were forced to leave a flight they were booked on because they correctly insisted that they had the right to take their violins with them onto the plane. Watch the video above, which has more than 80,000 views already, to [Read More...]

In The Beginning

This song by My Brightest Diamond caught my eye and ear on the album All Things Will Unwind. I heard the singer, Shara Worden, perform as the soloist on Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra last weekend. It was a fantastic concert, also including Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Kilar’s Krzesany. [Read more...]

Bernard Herrmann – Symphony

Everyone knows at least something from Bernard Herrmann’s work as a film composer. His concert works deserve to be wider known than they are. [Read more...]

Reinhold Glière – Symphony No.3 in B minor, Op.42 “Ilya Muromets”

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Symphony of Brotherhood

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Jāzeps Medinš – Symphony No.3 in E flat Major

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Erkki Melartin – Symphony No.3 in F Major Op.40 (1907)

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