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  • 2015 July 5: My Country Tis of Thee

    July 05, 2015 22:30

    In Beethoven's day a popular musical form was "Theme and Variations". The template was to take a popular tune of the day — the 'theme' — which the composer states rather simply, and follow it with 'variations' which displayed the composer's imaginative powers. Beethoven was regarded as the "Mike Tyson" of that form and wrote twenty-two sets. (more )

  • 2017 June 25: Gentleman's Magazine

    June 25, 2015 10:30

    The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731. It ran uninterrupted for almost 200 years, until 1922. It was the first to use the term 'magazine' (from the French 'magazine', meaning 'storehouse') for a periodical. Cave's innovation was to create a monthly digest of news and commentary on any topic the educated public might be interested in, from commodity prices to Latin poetry. It carried original content from a stable of regular contributors, as well as extensive quotations and extracts from other periodicals and books. (more )

  • 2015 June 21: Michèle Tacchia

    June 21, 2015 10:30

    Michèle Tacchia is probably better known to us as the director of Symphonie Jeunesse — a youth orchestra hosted by our church. But she is also a professional cellist, and we hear her in that capacity this morning. Here is her official bio... (more )

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