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Archive for January 12, 2016

How Handel’s Messiah Got a Gospel Makeover

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Handel’s Messiah has been a perennial favorite since the oratorio premiered in Dublin in 1742. Like any beloved classic, the work has also been a favorite for composers to adapt. more…

Mystery Writer Sara Paretsky’s 5 Favorite Pieces of “Mysterious” Classical Music

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Chicago-based writer Sara Paretsky is known for her crime and detective novels, particularly her series about the fictional private investigator V.I. Warshawski. Paretsky, a longtime fan of classical music, continues to incorporate elements of music in her novels. Here are her favorite pieces of classical music that have an air of mystery about them.