Portrait of composer Ferdinand David
Music Appreciation

Music History Monday: Our Kind of Musician

June 19, 2017

Ferdinand David was not just a ”musician’s musician” (meaning that other musicians respected him tremendously); he was, even more, a “composer’s musician”: someone who always put the music first. […]

Music Appreciation

Music History Monday: A Riotous Rite

May 30, 2017

Let us now focus on what was, along with the Rolling Stones concert at northern California’s Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969, the most famous riot in Western music history… […]

Portrait of composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Music Appreciation

Music History Monday: We All Make Mistakes

May 9, 2017

During his all-too-brief, 40-year lifetime, Gottschalk was considered to be the greatest pianist and composer ever born in the Western hemisphere, the “Chopin of the New World.” […]

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