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Archive for March 17, 2014

Waking up to Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

“The boy is too shy. Maybe piano lessons would help.”

Little Nikolai did take piano lessons, though everyone said he played “too slow.” In truth, he preferred literature to music; especially stories about the sea. At age 12, Nikolai joined the Imperial Russian Navy

Cavatina Duo Live

Denis Azabagic and Eugenia Moliner

There’s a wonderful intimacy to a flute and guitar combo; they produce a quieter, gentler kind of sound that works well in a small space, even better by candlelight.

Monday on Live from WFMT

Music for St. Patty’s Day

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Green-clad, drunken twenty-somethings falling out of taxi cabs on Clark Street might be a more familiar association with St. Patrick’s Day, though it began as a solemn religious occasion honoring the man who Christianized the Emerald Isle. According to tradition, Patrick was a Roman citizen