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Carl's Morning Quiz: Sir Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme) was first performed on this date in 1899. It consists of fourteen variations, each variation being a portrayal of one of his acquaintances. What is the name of the variation that is sometimes used as an “in memoriam” tribute? Answer >>
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Scholars love to refer to Brahms as a classicist, Bartók as a modernist. Brahms did embrace classical forms at a time when composers like Wagner were exploring a freer style; at the same time, he was brilliant at setting up a formula, only to rip the rug out from under it more...
Around the world, “make music” is the theme for Friday, June 21st, the longest day of the year. Chicago is one of more than 500 cities participating in what is known as World Music Day. Chicago’s third annual Make Music Chicago runs city-wide and involves ensembles, music schools, universities, museums, The Lincoln Park Zoo, The more... more...
The origin of the title of the Mozart Trio is oft told: "Kegelstatt" means bowling alley in German, which describes the composer enjoying a little game with his friends. It is wonderful to think of the genius jotting down these notes between turns at hurtling a heavy ball down the lane. The truth is less convenient for radio intros: Mozart did claim to write music in "Vienna 27 July 1786 while playing skittles more...
Long before Xbox and CGI, the public read about rivers of blood, and skull-crushing hailstorms in the Bible. Epic tales of calamity and survival never go out of style, it seems, which is probably why Georg Friedrich Handel chose Israel in Egypt as the source of his oratorio more...
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