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Classical Haiku: Maurice Ravel

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8:00AM
April 29, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Ravel, for making instruments dance and showing us the soul of the orchestra.

Classical Haiku: Richard Wagner

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April 28, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Richard Wagner, whose music dramas might be a bit much, but only too much of a good thing.

Classical Haiku: Giuseppe Verdi

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April 27, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku celebrates Verdi’s flair for the dramatic, still writ large on the great stages of the world.

Classical Haiku: Johann Strauss Jr.

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8:00AM
April 26, 2011

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.

Classical Haiku: Claude Debussy

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April 25, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku goes to Debussy, whose music takes us to an island paradise – if only in our minds.

Classical Haiku: Antonio Vivaldi

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April 24, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku celebrates the prolific Vivaldi, who created a sparkling universe in hundreds of Baroque concertos.

Classical Haiku: Georg Philipp Telemann

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April 22, 2011

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.

Classical Haiku: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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April 21, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku honors Tchaikovsky’s soul, which ached in beautiful melodies.

Classical Haiku: Dmitri Shostakovich

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8:00AM
April 20, 2011

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.

Classical Haiku: Sergei Rachmaninoff

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8:00AM
April 19, 2011

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.