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Let it Snow! A Winter Classical Playlist

As we enter a season of darker days and longer, colder nights, we look for ways to warm our souls from within. Add some wintertime joviality to your season with our winter classical playlist! It’s perfect for an evening curled up by the fire or a weekend afternoon with a good book and a warm cup of tea.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Michael Jackson of the 18th Century

You have likely never considered the similarities between Michael Jackson and Mozart. And given that they were born centuries apart and therefore have completely different musical styles, why *would* you have considered these two virtuosi to be similar? Despite the many years between them, the resemblance between Mozart and Michael Jackson is uncanny. Both were incredibly prolific, died far too young, and are discussed worldwide every day.   Why is Mozart the Michael Jackson of

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Classical Music and Cinema: Mozart and “Trading Places”

Location isn’t usually important in film comedies the way say, Los Angels is vital to dramas like Chinatown or Chicago to action-thrillers like The Fugitive. Comedies trade in laughs and laughs come from people and situations and animals with digestive ailments. Places don’t crack us up. Then why do I never forget that one of my favorite comedies–Trading Places (1983)–takes place in Philadelphia? We can thank its unforgettable opening flipbook of the city’s icons next

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This Week’s Trivia: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This week’s self esteem-busting trivia text message chronicled the fact that Mozart wrote over 30 symphonies between the age of 8 and 19. Crazy talk, right? Right. Another fun fact. His birth name was super long! Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Yup. Below is an excerpt from Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, written at the age of 8. To receive our free weekly trivia text messages, add your information to the red box in the right

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