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Archive for March 19, 2014

1st Day of Spring: Music, Sunny and 45

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This was only the 3rd coldest, and 3rd snowiest winter on record—small consolation to sufferers of potholes, ice, and chill. The new season officially begins on Thursday at 11:57 AM, and WFMT will extend all the joy and gladness that composers can throw at such a welcome occasion

San Francisco Symphony: Change of Venue

conductor Jane Glover

Wednesday on the San Francisco Symphony broadcast, hear Jane Glover leading members of the orchestra in music by Bach and Handel. San Francisco has rolled out the hits with three of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos, Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Handel’s Water Music—not surprisingly, actually. Both composers born in 1685 were quite prolific

How to Get a Priceless Violin

Korean violinist Yoojin Jang

Acquiring the tools of the trade for a young violinist is particularly daunting. Of course, they have to start small, and work their way up—in 2011, the Lady Blunt Strad, built in 1721, sold to a private collector for over $10,000,000. But realistically