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  • 2013, Aug 20: Chopin's "Raindrop Prelude"

    August 20, 2017 10:30

    "When I am gone," said Chopin to some of his musical friends, "play in memory of me, and I will hear you from beyond." Franchhomme, a dear friend and musical colleague, answered him, "Well then, we will play your sonata." "Oh, no, not mine, play really good music. Mozart, for instance."

  • 2017 Aug 11: Water Music

    August 13, 2017 10:30

    The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites, composed by George Frideric Handel. It premiered on 17 July 1717, in response to King George I's request for a concert on the River Thames. (more )

  • 2017 July 23: Brahms & Children

    July 23, 2017 10:30

    Brahms knew and was well known to all the children of the neighborhood, and when starting on his long walks would fill his pockets with candies, and amuse himself with the eagerness of the children, who knew his ways and would run after him as he passed, on the look-out for booty. "Whoever can jump gets a gulden,’ he would say; and displaying beyond reach a handful of candies made in imitation of the Austrian coin, he would increase his walking speed, and raise his hand higher and higher, drawing after him the flock of running, leaping children, until he allowed them one by one to gain a prize.

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