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A Basic Guide to German Markings in Classical Music

  Oh, Mahler, how I love thee. Thy notes make mine ears perk and mine skin appear bumped as a plucked chicken. But, why must thee mark thy parts in German? Are you not aware…

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Philippe Quint performs Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with the Pacific Symphony at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Thursday. 


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Pacific Symphony takes a walk, and climb, in nature with Vivaldi and Strauss

Segerstrom Concert Hall turned into the great outdoors Thursday night. In a nifty bit of programming, Carl St.Clair and the Pacific Symphony offered a pair of works inspired by and descriptive of nature. A theme…


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The Toronto Symphony Orchestra faces triple jeopardy

Is there a way forward for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in the aftermath of its current case of triple jeopardy? That’s the big question confronting its board of directors. For the third time in less…


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Symphony’s glorious evening of Schumann and Berlioz – SFGate

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have spent the last couple of seasons in a thrilling immersion in the symphonies of Schumann, turning out one exciting performance after another and recording them all…


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Stanford launches its first free online course in classical music appreciation – Stanford University News

Stanford launches its first free online course in classical music appreciation Led by Stanford Professor Stephen Hinton, a new online class features the composer Haydn and performances by the St. Lawrence String Quartet. It is…