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Music Can be Both Cause and Cure for What Ails You

16, 2013

Does Mozart make you smarter? Maybe or maybe not…but he and others apparently DO help you concentrate.

ProMusica Summer Music Series Finale

Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory - home of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's Summer Music Series
6, 2013

A free concert by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes place in Franklin Park Conservatory’s Grand Mallway gardens Wednesday, August 7. All ages are welcome. Free activities for children one hour before the performance.

Mozart’s Instruments Come To America

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Roger Williams' piano. Williams' recording of Autumn Leaves is the only piano instrumental to make it to number one on the charts.
24, 2013

Iconic instruments travel to America

A musical toast to the Top Ten Classical Mothers

8, 2013

Haydn’s father would play the harp, while iss mother sang the melodies.

Why Did Rossini Take Early Retirement From Writing Operas?

A caricature of composer Gioachino Rossini from Le Hanneton, a satirical magazine of the era.
July 7, 2011

Rossini Retired When Most are Just Hitting Their Stride, American Ballet Theatre to Perform in Oman,

Saturday Opera: The Young Pavarotti Sings Mozart’s Idomeneo

Idomeneo, recorded at the Glyndebourne Festival in 1964
The 1964 Glyndebourne Festival production of Mozart's Idomeneo, released for the first time.
June 25, 2011

Tune in to Saturday on Stage (“Opera and More”) this Saturday at 1.30 for Mozart’s opera seria Idomeneo, complete with a sea monster and the young Luciano Pavarotti

How Mozart Got Stiffed: The Story of Les petits riens

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How dancers might have looked in Mozart's day.
22, 2011

Here’s some fun video of the choreography for Mozart’s only ballet, Les petits riens. The choreography got rave reviews from the Parisians. Too bad Mozart was neither listed in the program nor paid for his music.

A Symphony For Prague By Mozart

prague castle with the charles bridge
Mozart composed his "Prague" symphony in late in 1786, shortly after his opera "The Marriage of Figaro" had a successful premiere in the city.
10, 2011

Friday evening on Symphony at 7: Mozart’s gift to the city of Prague for its appreciation of his music: Symphony No. 38 in D, “The Prague.”

Five Amazing Classically Talented Pets

Cat on piano keyboard.
A piano playing cat hard at work.
9, 2011

For your amusement, we’ve assembled our top five classically talented pet videos.

Classical Headlines: New Berlin Philharmonic Season Announced

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In a recent press conference, chief conductor Simon Rattle announced the new season for the Berlin Philharmonic including over 30 broadcast concerts.
7, 2011

Today in classical news: an early edition of Mozart sonatas is discovered in a UK charity shop, Sir Simon Rattle discusses the Berlin Philharmonic’s new season on Youtube and Menotti’s modern take on the telephone remains all toop relevant today.