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Tonal Diversions Music Music Appreciation Blog

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Learn music appreciation with the rousing “Overture to Colas Breugnon”

Sometimes the overture lives on for far longer than the rest of the show it introduces. Such is the case of Colas Breugnon, an opera by Dmitry (Dmitri) Kabalevsky. You may have heard of...

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Tonal Diversions Interview at VoyageChicago

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by VoyageChicago, an online magazine. This was my first interview! I appreciate VoyageChicago giving me the opportunity to talk about Tonal Diversions Music and what I...

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Do You Need to Understand Classical Music to Appreciate It?

Do you have to understand something to like or appreciate it? Think about all the cultural things we experience: art, music, theater, dance, cuisine, literature. And more. People study and hone their craft in...

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Who wrote it better? Tchaikovsky vs. Rimsky-Korsakov

“Want to hear ‘Dance of the Tumblers’?” “Sure! That’s a great piece!” ♪♫ music starts playing ♪♫ “That’s not it.” “Um, yes it is. See the title? It’s from The Snow Maiden” “I know...

What’s Playing at Tonal Diversions – September 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, and thought it was time to do another. Rarètes Romantiques Just for Winds recently ran a promotion to receive a free CD, so...

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