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Concert and Art Exhibit: Richard Shuster, piano and the Orchard Ensemble
Written when Messiaen and three other musicians were imprisoned in a German POW camp in the early 1940's, the piece was inspired by verses in the biblical Book of Revelation, and was first played for the composer's fellow prisoners.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
American Contemporary Music Ensemble delivers beautiful wartime music
The highly acclaimed, New York-based American Contemporary Music Ensemble played the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center , filling Thursday's program with two 1940s chamber pieces: Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Piano Quintet Op.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Jacques is switched on for classic performance
"It was shocking - it was like nothing else," says the Swiss organist, librarian and ondist with the kind of enthusiasm that is instantly infectious.
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Ma's quiet moments speak loudest
In this March 19, 2012 file photo, world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays in the rotunda of the State of Illinois building, the James R. Thompson Center, in Chicago.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Reader Review: The Messiaen Quartet at South Hill Park
Reading's boss felt his side should have taken all three points after a dominant second half display against promotion rivals Brighton The two rock bands, who play their only UK festival performance at Reading and Leeds, are the final headliners to be announced for the festival with Arctic Monkeys on Saturday and Blink 182 on Sunday Luxury ... (more)
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Were They Heroes or Were They Collaborators?
The 1940, Nazi invasion of France turned that country's musical scene into a mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
G2: Film & Music: Reviews: Classical: Chin, Ligeti, Messiaen: Etudes; ...
They are pieces very much indebted to the series of piano studies by her teacher Ligeti, and Gil's recital includes the last four of those as well.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Music from Copland House Ensemble at the Neuberger Museum of Art
Saturday, March 1, 7:30 pm Taking place in Cleve Gray's Threnody: Forty Years , this event pairs Gray's intense artistic vision with one of music's towering achievements, the Quartet for the End of Time , composed by the French master Olivier Messiaen and performed by the internationally acclaimed ensemble, Music from Copland House .
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Gerald Carpenter: Cellist Cicely Parnas to Light Up Ojai's 'Chamber on the Mountain' Concert
Ojai's Happy Valley Cultural Center presents the next installment in the new series of intimate musical events called "Chamber on the Mountain" at 3 p.m. Sunday in Logan House .