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Carl Nielsen’s Double Vocalise

Carl Nielsen
Carl Nielsen (pictured) was born the same year as his better-known Scandinavian contemporary and Finland's greatest composer, Jean Sibelius
10, 2009

John Rittmeyer saw on a calendar that this is the birthday of Danish composer Carl Nielsen, born June 9th, 1865. So, not to neglect this important artist, he recalls the composer’s Third Symphony from 1911.

How To Play Rachmaninoff (With a Little Help)

The hands of Segei Rachmaninov
The immense hands of pianist Segei Rachmaninov
8, 2009

The story goes that Sergei Rachmaninoff had huge hands, so big that it makes playing his music quite difficult without help. One pianist had a solution.