Monthly Archives: October 2010

Haydn, Symphony No. 45, “Farewell”

Sometimes pieces of music are meant to entertain an audience. Sometimes they are meant to celebrate an occasion or welcome dignitaries to an event. Sometimes music is written just to get people’s attention. And sometimes a piece of music is … Continue reading

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Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1

Some works in the history of music have clear stories that relate to their composition. Mozart’s Requiem and his final illness and death, Beethoven’s anger at Napoleon and the Eroica (Third) Symphony, and Dvorak’s time spent in Iowa and his … Continue reading

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Julie Albers – Rising Star of the Cello World

Julie Albers has led a remarkable life as a cellist, having performed around the world by the time she was just 21. And all of this started in small town of Longmont, Colorado. The Albers family was quite musical, so … Continue reading

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