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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...

Mstislav "Slava" Rostropovich playing cello.

Music Appreciation: Slava! by Leonard Bernstein

With the appearance of “Slava!” on our music stands this semester in community band, I decided now was as good a time as any to chat about this fun piece by Leonard Bernstein. For...

Les Six

Music Appreciation: Ouverture by Germaine Tailleferre

In deciding which piece to tackle next, the fact that March is Women’s History Month meant that it’s a great time to talk about “Ouverture” by Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983). She was a prolific French...

Candide

Improve Your Listening Skills with Bernstein’s Famous, Romping Overture

I couldn’t wait too long before talking about the Overture to Candide.  Leonard Bernstein is probably known best for his music for the musical West Side Story (which is awesome as well), but I...

Bonus Features: Festive Overture

I had a couple more things to talk about with Festive Overture, but the last post was getting a bit long.  So here’s another “bonus features” post. First off is our piece as played...

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