Haydn’s Music- Bathed in Fire and Blood

(Disclaimer- I’ve broken my no-swearing rule in this post. Apologies for any offense. I think Haydn’s music merits a bit of good profanity) Long-time Vftp readers will know that I’m quite the Haydn aficionado. Last Saturday, I broke a long, heart-wrenching dry spell since my last performance of a Haydn symphony with a very satisfying […]

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Explore the score: Schumann- Symphony no. 2

(First time using “Explore the score?” Just click on the hyperlinks within the text to hear the musical excerpts.) “Here is something truly symphonic, a gesture worthy to introduce a great work…” Hans Gál, Schumann Orchestral Music “I sketched it at a time when I was ailing, and I may well state that it was, […]

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Discovering the possible

Hi everyone I’m sorry that I’ve been away from blogging of late- I’ve just been too insanely busy to cope. I’m having a very rewarding summer with some really fun projects, but I’m just barely keeping up with the essentials and managing to make it to my flights on time. Of course, there have been […]

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Back to Oxford

I’ve come across an interesting blog that is new to me, Michael Monroe’s MMmusings. A recent post called “Saving the Best for First,” caught my attention because it alluded to a post of mine about Haydn’s Symphony no. 92, the “Oxford.” Thanks to Michael for the shout out. As a matter of fact, my much […]

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