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Happy Valentine’s Day: A Sad Love Story from Music History

Posted by Alberta Barnes on Feb 10, 2012 10:00:00 AM

In honor of Valentine's Day I thought it would be appropriate to write about a great musical love story. Too much is said about Brahms and Clara, so I thought I'd find another couple to write about. Below please enjoy a touching love story from music history: a story of romance, fidelity, and tragedy from the life of Olivier Messiaen, one of my favorite composers.

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Topics: Violin, Olivier Messiaen, Claire Delbos, Valentine's Day, Classical Music, Sheet Music

Happy Valentine's Day: Romance Gone Wrong!

Posted by Alberta Barnes on Feb 9, 2012 11:02:00 AM

Valentine's Day is approaching, so let's take this occasion to revisit the violin's passionate side. Many would agree that it can be captivating to hear sweet violin music while you wine and dine, but, as delightful as this may be, the violin may sometimes produce too much of a romantic ambiance for its own good! 

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Topics: Violin, Valentine's Day, O Sole Mio, Sheet Music

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