Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Ravel, for making instruments dance and showing us the soul of the orchestra.
Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Richard Wagner, whose music dramas might be a bit much, but only too much of a good thing.
Today’s Classical Haiku celebrates Verdi’s flair for the dramatic, still writ large on the great stages of the world.
With today’s Classical Haiku I issue a call to revive the waltz. The spirit of Johann Strauss will smile on you, and the dancing will make you smile back.
Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Debussy, whose music takes us to an island paradise – if only in our minds.
Today’s Classical Haiku celebrates the prolific Vivaldi, who created a sparkling universe in hundreds of Baroque concertos.
Today’s Classical Haiku is for Telemann, a composer of beautiful music who – perhaps unjustly, but who said the world was fair? – will forever be compared with Bach.
Today’s Classical Haiku honors Tchaikovsky’s soul, which ached in beautiful melodies.
Today’s Classical Haiku honors Shostakovich, the composer of the great opera The Nose, who colored enough inside the lines to keep his skin, while thumbing his nose at oppression.
Today’s Classical Haiku is for Rachmaninoff, who could do anything with his hands. Then again, maybe that was no great accomplishment: he had two of them.