Beyond the Classics: 12 More “Sleigh Rides” For the Holidays
Explore the history of the popular holiday song 'Sleigh Ride', from its creation by Leroy Anderson in 1946 to various renditions by artists like Mozart, Delius, and Mahler.
Movies About Composers
Explore how films like Amadeus, The Great Waltz, A Song to Remember, and Copying Beethoven depict the lives and works of famous composers, often prioritizing drama over historical accuracy.
A Brief History of Keyboards…
Explore the evolution of keyboards from the quiet clavichord to the modern grand piano, highlighting key developments and changes in sound and design.
Stormy C Minor
Explore the unique personalities of musical keys, specifically C minor, through identifying famous compositions in this key by renowned composers.
Explore the concept of Ostinato in music, its intensity and usage, with examples from Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" and Gustav Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War".
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6 Pieces By Black Composers Whose Inspirations and Innovations Have Helped Define Our American Sound
Explore the rich history and contributions of Black composers in American music, from pioneers like Florence Price to contemporary artists like Kris Bowers and Jon Batiste.
“Trio”: Three Upcoming NorCal Events We Think You’ll Enjoy Each Week
Explore upcoming events in the Bay Area this week.
Saturday Morning CarTunes: The Violin
Saturday Morning CarTunes takes a look at the Violin
Classical Californians: Michael Feinstein
Pianist, Singer, Conductor Michael Feinstein is our Classical Californian
Valentine’s Day Playlists for the Creative Thinker
Celebrate Valentine's Day with unique playlists, featuring love songs from video games, obscure modern classical pieces, and a dark side-inspired list for Star Wars fans.