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Mike Duncan’s Top 3 Mozart Picks

On Tuesday, January 27th we wish Mozart a happy 259th birthday! To celebrate, Mike Duncan has shared his top 3 favourite moments from Mozart’s musical legacy. 1. Final movement of the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. So much sheer joy in this that it...

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12 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotables

January 27th marks Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 259th birthday, offering a perfect excuse for us to pull out some of our favourite quotes from Wolfie himself and a few well-deserved words from his multitude of admirers. “Melody is the essence of music. I...

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Mike Duncan’s Christmas Music Picks

The Glorious Sound of Christmas: Eugene Ormandy; The Philadelphia Orchestra; Temple University Concert Choir An over-the-top, larger-than-life kind of Christmas album. Recorded in 1962, it definitely reminds me of the kind of Christmas music that was heard in my...

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Bill Anderson’s Christmas Music Picks

O HOLY NIGHT – I first encountered this carol when I was the bass singer in a barbershop quartet – it was always a showstopper when we performed it. Years later I learned it had been written by a French classical composer named Adolph Adam. HURON CAROL – I was a Grade...

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Kathleen Kajioka’s Christmas Music Picks

My first pick is the work that fast-tracked me into the mood this year:  “Christmas Oratorio” by J.S. Bach. I had the privilege of starting the season performing in not one, but TWO different productions of this stunning work — which is rare! Over in Germany, Bach’s...

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