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Happy Birthday Dmitri Shostakovich!

One hundred and six years ago today, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was born, and a wonderful chapter in the history of music was begun. His music has touched so many people, and is incredibly popular. One of … Continue reading

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Vaughan Williams: Symphony 9

Recently I mentioned that I’d be drowning myself in Vaughan Williams. I wasn’t kidding. Most of the music I’ve been listening to has been by Ralph. I’d definitely put him near the top of the list of greatest 20th century … Continue reading

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Maslanka: Symphony 9

  Continuing in the tradition of magnificent 9th symphonies, David Maslanka, only a few years ago wrote his 9th. I don’t know of any composer who has written as many large scale symphonic works for band as Maslanka, and no … Continue reading

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Number 9, Number 9

Everyone and their cat knows about the stigma behind a composer’s 9th Symphony. It should be one of the composer’s crowning achievements , long, and really powerful and deep. Of course it started with that guy: Ol’ Ludwig. But really … Continue reading

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DSCH: String Quartets 9-10

This being my first actual post I should clear something up, Shostakovich is my favorite. That being said, I am disapointed in myself for not knowing more of his chamber music. I just randomly chose to listen to his 10th … Continue reading

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