Monthly Archives: June 2011

93: Sibelius’s Symphony No. 6

Jean Sibelius’s Sixth Symphony was completed in early 1923. While Sibelius did not indicate a key in the score it is often given the key of D minor, which is the saddest of all keys, I find. I don’t know … Continue reading

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A New Approach

After a break of more than a month, during which my wife and I have been adjusting to having an infant in our house, I am beginning to reevaluate what I want this blog to be. I love classical music, … Continue reading

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94: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms

Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms was written in 1930 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra’s conductor Serge Kussevitsky requested Stravinsky write a symphony to commemorate the occasion and commissioned the work. Although written for the … Continue reading

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