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May 292015
 

Albéniz was one of Spain’s greatest composers. Here are the Romeros performing his beautiful “Granada.”

(By the way, the Romeros, “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” will perform at the Carlsen Center on February 20, 2016 as part of Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College​ star-studded 25th anniversary season. It’s a don’t miss concert!!)

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May 292015
 

Korngold was a marvellous composer who a lot of beautiful music, including a gorgeous violin concerto. But he’s probably best known for his film music, scores for movies like “King’s Row” and the swashbuckler “The Sea Hawk.”

“Producers have realized that public taste in music has risen, and we are now conducting a test which will eventually lead to the writing of entire modern operas for the screen. When that day comes, composers will accept the motion picture as a musical form equal to the opera or the symphony.”

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It’s also the birthday of another great French composer, JULES MASSENET (1842-1912)!!

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May 122015
 

His music is so colorful, lush and opulent. He is the musical equivalent of the painter Gustave Moreau.

“I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns.”

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