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WANG YUJA Santa Fe 2011 [no label, 1CD] Live at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, St Francis Auditorium, Santa Fe, NM. Very good FM broadcast on April 1, 2011.

Thanks to the original taper and uploader; and to mdshrk1 for keeping the show alive at The Traders’ Den.

Program Notes:

The first is a delicious confection. Clarinetist Michael Rusinek and bassoonist Nancy Goeres joined forces with pianist and festival artistic director Marc Neikrug to perform Mendelssohn’s pleasing Concert Piece for Clarinet, Bassoon &...

23 2 months ago

Ludwig van Beethoven: 10 quotes for his birthday

Ludwig van Beethoven was likely born on December 17, 1770. Beethoven's father, Johann, quickly realized that his son was a musical prodigy. Beethoven learned music from an early age, giving his first public performance at the age of seven. Known for his iconoclastic musical style and his short temper, Beethoven was soon considered a great pianist and the most important composer of his generation. He began to lose his hearing at the age of 26, and contemplated suicide for a while while attempting to come to terms with the idea of being a...

17 2 months ago

For many people who want to experience the joy of classical music but do not know where to start, the compilations of the Naxos label are a godsend. Naxos groups works of various types by composers into packages and them markets them on CD. This collection, on the Naxos label of course, deals with some of Beethoven's lesser known solo piano pieces.

Odd then that it should begin with what is perhaps one of Beethoven's most well-known melodies, the bagatelle known as "Für Elise". This distinctive piece will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has ears as it is, justifiably, one of...

29 3 months ago

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Nuk Ruk - Invaderz Of The Dark

Nuk Ruk - Invaderz Of The Dark
Nuk Ruk is a marvelous group from Houston, TX. As a collective they represent for the sub genre known as Christian Rap. It consists of BDI, Dez, Dr. Yo, JoEmcee, Earth, Chameleon, Outlaw and DJ CleanCut. The name Nuk Ruk, is actually abbreviated for Nucklehead Ruckus which in turn basically means knuckle heads causing ruckus. The group is well known for their extremely hype and energetic concerts as well as their thought provoking rhymes that are congenially...

19 4 months ago

As we say our farewells to 2014, and ring in the new year of 2015; Impose’s Year in Pop takes an abridged look back at select interviews that have graced our Week in Pop feature over the past 52 weeks. While this is by no means a complete compilation, it is a tip of the hat to the artists that saw us through the tumultuous high tides and turbulence of one cold calendar cycle who provided aesthetic crafts of commiseration and refuge. The following collection of truncated discussions are dedicated to the artists that keep us inspired and engaged day in,...

45 11 months ago

Eddie Salvador drove from the south side of the city to meet with the men who made exploitation films. There was a group of fifteen or twenty of them, mostly male, aged twenty-six to over sixty. Eddie was new to the group. He worked part-time for a recycling scrap metal dealer on the west side of town, so he wouldn’t be able to make all the meetings, depending on his work hours. The group told him they had originally started meeting as a small gathering to watch and discuss the short flicks they had made. At twenty-six, Eddie was the youngest...

76 About 1 year ago

“WHO can do anything after Beethoven?” asked Schubert. Composers who came after him struggled. For writers, on the other hand, the great man left behind a feast. The first biography appeared just over a decade after his death, and they have kept coming ever since. Some have been excellent and are still in circulation. Yet here is another.

Beethoven was probably the most famous composer who ever lived. The “Ode to Joy” that concludes his Ninth Symphony (the European Union’s official anthem) is one of the best-known tunes in classical music. The tempestuous story of his life, too, is familiar to millions:...

156 About 1 year ago