Classical review: RPO performs Mahler's Fifth

Mahler once claimed that "the symphony should contain the world." His Fifth seems to contain a bit more of everything than the rest of his symphonies: austere funeral marches, bad-tempered jokes, over-the-top waltzes, a breathtakingly delicate love song, and a finale that exudes manic energy and contrapuntal wizardry.

Classical review: SCMR's 'Bach to the Future'

In a long-ago "Young People's Concert" on TV, Leonard Bernstein took as his theme the idea of "Bach Transmogrified." To his audience of captive tykes, he presented numerous examples of the sturdy old baroque master's sturdy old music re-arranged not only for symphony orchestras, but also for such then-up-to-date phenomena as a rock band and a Moog synthesizer (I told you it was long ago).

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Poetry in Songs: Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester Concert @ St. Mary's Church

Poetry in Songs: Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester Concert @ St. Mary's Church

Music selections arranged for poetry written by Chinese and English writers such...

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