Happy 100th, Rite of Spring!

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 a try!  (That image above is a hat tip to Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, by the way. Another must!) People the

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Classical Bowl: 2013 Super Bowl (Classical) Ads Wrap-Up

Last year we were blessed with copious amounts of classical music in Super Bowl commercials. It was also our first year live-tweeting classical happenings during The Big Game, so of course we expected a similar amount of classical awesome during this year’s festivities. While the game was incredibly exciting, there was almost no classical music present in the mostly-lackluster commercial set. Good thing there were other fun things happening during the game (like, uh, *the

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