Music

Arts Friday: Celebrating Sensational Schumann

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Guest host Brenda Tremblay from WXXI-FM discusses Robert Schumann's musical legacy with scholars observing the Schumann bicentennial. Schumann was born June 8th, 1810.

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Missing the Theme

I was sitting on the sofa, suffering through shingles.  I finished the NY Times crossword puzzle, read some of Patricia O'Connor's The Origin of the Specious, watched an episode of Judge Pirro.  Looking for further distraction, I fired up the first season of The West Wing.  As the pilot started, with that impossibly beautiful song playing over the opening credits, it struck me:  where have all the theme songs gone?

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Thursday's mystery piece

Rimsky-KorsakovRimsky-KorsakovToday’s mystery piece: Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Procession of the Nobles” from Mlada. It’s a short work by a Russian composer with sailing experience.  His family pushed him to serve in the Navy, so he enlisted.

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Wednesday's Mystery Piece

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Today, June 2nd, we heard Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride. Smetana was a Czech composer who founded a school in Prague in 1848. This piece is the overture to a hugely successful comic opera. The composer saw the 100th performance of this opera, which was a milestone in the history of Czech opera. By 1952, it had been performed a thousand times at Prague’s National Theater! Tomorrow, our mystery piece is from an opera inspired by Wagner’s "Ring" cycle.

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Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series Presents Thunder Body

Thu, 06/09/2011 - 12:15pm

Free noontime concerts at Granite Mills Park in High Falls.

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Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series Presents Sandra Boysen & Willie LaFavor

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 12:15pm

Free noontime concerts at Granite Mills Park in High Falls.

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Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series Presents Bending and Breaking

Thu, 07/15/2010 - 12:15pm

Free noontime concerts at Granite Mills Park in High Falls.

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Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series Presents Nat Turner Drum Circle

Thu, 07/08/2010 - 12:15pm

Free noontime concerts at Granite Mills Park in High Falls.

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Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series Presents Mambo Kings

Thu, 07/01/2010 - 12:15pm

Free noontime concerts at Granite Mills Park in High Falls.

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Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series Presents Fem Vindar

Thu, 06/24/2010 - 12:15pm

Free noontime concerts at Granite Mills Park in High Falls.

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