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May 29, 2013 marks the centenary of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Whether you love it or hate it, Rite of Spring paved the path of classical music in the 21st century. It’s a roller coaster ride of a piece, so if you are unfamiliar with it, today is a great day to give it
Mozart gets up to strange activities sometimes, and this video certainly speaks for itself. Visit our YouTube Channel for more of Mozart Does Stuff!
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Today marks Debussy’s 150th birthday. Needless to say, I’m quite excited. Most of the internet doesn’t seem to be making such a huge deal about it though; there isn’t even a Google Doodle to celebrate! Despite what everyone else is (or isn’t!) doing, I feel as though I could shout about this birthday all week
Igor Stravinsky was quite the character. Perfecting armpit farts as a child, sea drunk as an adult. Oh, how wonderful it would have been to know him! We featured him in our weekly Classical Trivia Text Message this week because HE RULES. So did his music. His Firebird Suite premiered 102 years ago this week!
Dear Salon97, My dad is really into rock music but doesn’t listen to classical. What piece can I play for him to spark his interest? Sincerely, Out of Rock Dear Out of Rock: I usually recommend loud classical works that are heavy on percussion and brass to people who tend toward rock music (presuming I
Classical music. When you hear those words, do you feel daunted? Bored? Do you feel a sudden need to run the other direction? Or maybe you just roll your eyes and tune out? We know how you feel. And we’re here to share the many wonderful ways classical music can warm your soul or give
We’ve decided to launch a monthly recommended recording segment in 2011. Each month we’ll feature a rockin’ classical recording selected especially for our Salon97 peeps. So without further ado, our first monthly pick! Oh, so you’ve never heard of Quincy Porter. He was a super awesome American composer and was featured as a Salon97 Composer
A relatively unknown composer with some of the most luscious classical works ever created, Gabriel Fauré is our Composer of the Week! b. May 12, 1845 – Pamiers, Ariege, France d. November 4, 1924 – Paris, France Gabriel Fauré grew up playing the harmonium in a local chapel and went on to work as a church