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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Three Centuries of Magic

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE – THREE CENTURIES OF MAGIC: Mix together a captivating 18th century German lyric poem and a hefty helping of enchanting music written by a French composer at the end of the 19th century.  Add a delightful 20th century Walt Disney character from America and sprinkle with wide-eyed young children from all over […]

Two Sisters – Nadia and Lili Boulanger

TWO SISTERS – NADIA AND LILI BOULANGER: Their contrasting pictures, their rhythmic names, and their achingly different dates begin to weave a story …   Two sisters. One soft and dreamy, poetic and very young. The other, photographed at a much older age, seems to be made of sterner stuff. We hardly remember Nadia as […]

Samuel Barber, American Composer (1910 – 1981)

Samuel Barber didn’t concern himself with the various arguments of American music:  tonal vs. atonal, Stravinsky vs. Schoenberg, old-guard vs. modern.  He didn’t belong to any particular camp or school.  He just wrote music.   To paraphrase Barber himself, he quietly did his own thing and let others worry about where it all fit. One of […]

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