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  • Stepping Into Spring Break … “Today I Feel So Happy” … Harry Hudson Band 1932

    HARRY HUDSON’S EDISON BELL STUDIO HOUSE BAND ‘THE BLUE JAYS’ play: Recorded in 1932 for the 8″ Edison Bell Radio, this recording is long out-of-copyright. This side has been remastered from an original 78rpm disc. Many of our music students may not even be aware of what a 78 record is … now’s the chance to look back on a

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  • Moving Into Music moving into Spring 3: Schumann: Symphony No.1 in Bb Opus 3 – ‘Spring’

    A grand brass fanfare announces the beginning of spring in Schumann’s first symphony. This jubilant, celebratory opening is said to be inspired by these lines from German poet Adolf Böttger: “O turn, O turn and change your course – In the valley spring blooms forth!” A buoyant, busy first movement ensues, followed by an uplifting, lyrical second, lilting, dance-like third, before an

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  • Moving Into Music moving into Spring 2: Grieg: ‘To Spring’ from Lyric Pieces

    from the third book of Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, this picturesque piano miniature encapsulates both the delicate, almost fragile nature of spring as well as the excitement of bold new beginnings that the seasons offers. In this performance by Alice Sara Ott we see the pianist’s nimble fingers at work … at the keyboard … but also deftly crafting origami papers

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  • Moving Into Music moving into Spring 1: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – ‘Spring’

    Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons. – undoubtedly tops the list of best classical music for Spring. British Nigel Kennedy is both a maverick of the classical world and one of the biggest violin superstars of his generation. With his breathtaking technique and penchant for blending classical with jazz, rock, and more, Fun fact: Kennedy‘s mother was a pianist and his

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  • Looking Locally … to Perolas – Teardrop Live (Massive Attack Cover)

    … see the production side of music making. For all Moving Into Music students who seek or dream to be working musicians one day … check out this group as they take their music through the production process. See how their music is ‘put together’ and enjoy the wonderful result. Perolas says “THIS IS FOR YOU! It’s landed! After lots

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