Prism III

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“I had thought that after a year of concentrated Beethoven celebration, I was in need of a break. Then came the Danish String Quartet’s latest album … .“   - Josh Barone at the NY Times. More #classical #music album reviews at: https://nytimes.com/2021/04/01/arts/music/classi...

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“Dearest Stoll!good old troll!you sit in your holedrunk as a…

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“Dearest Stoll!
good old troll!
you sit in your hole
drunk as a Mole! -
But you’re touched in your soul
by music’s sweet flow.”
W.A. Mozart - July 12, 1791 Letter to Anton Stoll five days before writing the motet “Ave verum corpus” for Stoll. Over the hump we go with Mozart’s “Ave verum corpus,” one of ...

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“Behind the Lines” was the first song arranged for…

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“Behind the Lines” was the first song arranged for the album and “Duchess” came about from rhythms that Collins had played on his set of drum pads.  In its original form, “Behind the Lines”, “Duchess”, “Guide Vocal”, “Turn It On Again”, “Duke’s Travels”, and “Duke’s End” were one 30-minute track t...

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“But what did our ancestors use music for?”

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Mathew Lyons reviews The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth, by Michael Spitzer, and The Life of Music: New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition, by Nicholas Kenyon: “There are other ancestral ghosts hidden in the Western canon. When Bach set lines from the Song of Songs in his cant...

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