Who’s the Atheist in the Choir Loft?

Vol: 213 | 1 Dec 2018

Discover the anecdote of Schubert’s
C major String Quintet,
enjoy delightful ensemble works,
and how are Grieg, Grainger and Delius related?

Famous Winners
Of the
Prix de Rome
Three H’s
of Practicing
Head, Heart,
And the Western
Musical Imagination
York Early Music
Christmas Festival

Established in 1977, the festival is an important arts offerings in Britain dedicated to music from and before the eighteenth century. As Britain’s premier festival of historically informed performance, the event is set in some of the country’s most beautiful historic venues including York Minster, Harewood House and the National Centre for Early Music...
Date: December 8 to 15, 2018
Country: United Kingdom
What's New
Schubert: String Quintet Op. 163
Premiered Today in 1850
Camille Saint-Saëns:
The Atheist in the Choir Loft
In late September or early October 1828—two months before his death—Franz Schubert completed his C-major string quintet. He passed the work to his Leipzig publisher Heinrich Albert Probst on 2 October 1828, writing in the accompanying letter...
Camille Saint-Saëns composed well over sixty sacred vocal works, ranging from motets to masses and oratorios. Among his more expansive efforts is the Messe de Requiem of 1878. When his wealthy friend Albert Libon passed away, he left Saint-Saëns 100,000 francs in his will...
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International Inspiration:
Grieg, Grainger, and Delius
Your Guide to Adoring Classical Music
Works for Large Ensemble
The Australian composer Percy Grainger (1882-1961) knew the piano works of the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) from the music his mother played during his childhood. The English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934) also knew the music of Grieg...
Whether the music is a deeply introspective piano sonata for one player, or a string quartet, or a symphony, the music depicts deep emotions, and the agony, gaiety, mystery, anxiety, fury, yearning, and ecstasy can affect us profoundly...
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My music Video Forgotten records

String Quartet Op. 10
in G minor

A. R. Rahman, arr. Ethan Sperry:
Wedding Qawwali
(Chor Leoni)

Concerto for Viola d’amore,
Guitar and Orchestra

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