Tag Archive | "Debussy"

A Case of the Musical Giggles

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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We live in a very silly world. We’ve watched Republican primary candidates quote from the Pokémon movie, a former Poet Laureate get beaten by police while protesting the excesses of our greediest fat cats, and an eleven year old get touted as Opera’s Next Big Star (before damaging her vocal cords, of course). Reality TV [...]

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Viva La España – Fútbol y la musica!

Monday, July 12, 2010

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Viva La España – Fútbol y la musica!

So, you’re probably already suffering from World Cup withdrawal — I know I am. But there’s a way to continue the buzz: celebrate Spain’s remarkable victory with the colorful, vibrant music of the country’s greatest composers (as well as a classic by a Frenchman who, in Spain, found the inspiration for one of his greatest masterpieces). [...]

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Tropical Tracks

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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Tropical Tracks

For as long as I can remember my family has been spending the Christmas/New Year’s holiday together on a Caribbean vacation.  For years I was the odd man out, believing somehow that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas unless I was in a cold and snowy place, which meant that I never traveled with my family for [...]

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Guitarist Xuefei Yang

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Guitarist Xuefei Yang

A fan of Mamma Mia! and Charlie Parker, Yang is the first Chinese guitarist to attain professional status on the international classical circuit. She has performed concertos with the world’s leading orchestras and will record her latest CD for EMI this summer.

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