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Archive for August, 2016

Quiz: Do You Have Perfect Pitch?

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Is your hearing pitch perfect? Play each of the videos below and see if you can identify the correct pitch.

Ravinia Announces Line-Up for Year-Round BGH Classics Series, Tickets as Low as $8 Each

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Summer is winding down, though that doesn’t mean the music’s over at Ravinia. Ravinia just announced its year-round Classics Series in their indoor, 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall.

Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival to Organize House Concerts

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Organizers of the sixth annual Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival have invited music lovers to open their homes for concerts. The aim is to bring classical music more…

♪ ♪ Musical Footwear That’ll Make Your Soles Sing ♪ ♪

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Need a bit more music in your wardrobe? We’ve got you covered. We found some musical shoes that are sure to knock your socks off. Tell us your favorite pair more…

10 Lesser-Known Violin Concertos You Should Hear Right Now

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We asked you to vote for your favorite violin concerto, and we counted down your top 10 on Middays with Lisa Flynn. Paired with each of your favorites was a violin more…

Is Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D “Unplayable”? Violinist Jennifer Koh Explains…

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One of the most beloved pieces of classical music is Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35. It is also our listeners’ favorite violin concerto! We asked listeners to more…

Your Top 10 Favorite Violin Concertos

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We asked you to vote on your favorite violin concertos, and we listened! For the last two weeks we’ve been counting down your favorites on Middays with Lisa Flynn, along with more…

FYI, Now You Can Get Bling For Your Strings

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For a performance, musicians prepare much more than just music. Everything has to be in order from what you play to what you wear. In her New York Times article more…

The Queen of Classical Music Plays n’ Slays on Violin, Viola & Cello

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“I grew up as the orchestra kid,” said Thorgy Thor, who many know from her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8. Born Shane Thor Galligan, this queen of classical more…

Italian soprano Daniela Dessi dies at 59 after brief illness

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MILAN (AP) — Italy’s La Scala opera house says soprano Daniela Dessi has died. She was 59. Last month, Dessi wrote to her fans on Facebook saying she had to cancel all her summer performances due to an undisclosed health problem.