Category Archives: Classical Music

Partenope

My very first Baroque opera, and the one that sealed the deal with the nasty stuff for life. To be sure: Handel’s opera is weird. Like: Shakespeare in Twelfth Night weird awesome–Armindo (a female alto, usually, dressed as a man) … Continue reading

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Canon(s) on the 9th

Or, at least, that’s what I’ve just realized. Ladies and gentlemen, Johannes Brahms’s Geistliches Lied, Op. 30, which is a pretty remarkable piece of music for many reasons, one of which being the double choral canon on the ninth. This … Continue reading

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