Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Classical Music in Pasadena’


Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
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Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons was initially published in 1725, as a twelve concerto set titled The Test of Harmony and Invention.¹ If this name is not recognized, the tune most certainly is, having been heard in dozens of commercials and movies such as Tin Cup, Spy Game, Pacific Heights, and A View to Kill. […]

Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Schubert’s “Winterreise”

They’re called “song cycles” for voice and piano. Franz Schubert composed “Winterreise” or “Winter Journeys” in 1828, a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller in two parts, each containing 12 songs about a young poet walking away, then meandering vainly, trying to leave behind a love who has found another. In “Winterreise,” Schubert raises the […]

Rachmaninoff’s Second with the Pasadena Symphony

Rachmaninoff’s Second with the Pasadena Symphony

Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, if you haven’t heard it, sounds like this. Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, like this. And that’s just on YouTube. For whatever mysterious reason, art experienced firsthand—not through recordings and reproductions—has the capacity to affect us in ways that copies do not. Something about the physical proximity of the artifact—you might call it […]

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