September 2015

  1. Obscure Music Monday: Grieg's Intermezzo

    Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg is known to musicians and audiences around the world for famous works in the repertoire like the Piano Concerto, Peer Gynt, and many others. Today, however, we go into his lesser known catalog of works (many of which never had opus numbers assigned) and look at his Intermezzo for Cello & Piano, EG115. Continue reading →
  2. Obscure Music Monday: Raff's Piano Trio No. 4

    A few weeks ago, we looked at solo piano music by Joachim Raff, his Metamorphosen, this week we revisit the prolific output by Raff. The self-taught composer wrote much chamber music, including the delightful late Piano Trio No. 4, Op. 158. Continue reading →
  3. Obscure Music Monday: Stanford's Stabat Mater

    This week, we move to a composer who's name is more known, Chrales Villiers Stanford, a vanguard of the British musical scene, but one who's compositions have faded away gradually. Stanford's orchestral compositions and operas are well forgotten today (though we'll be sure to feature some of those here in upcoming months!), but his vocal works survived him well. Unfortunately, these two continue to fall out of favor, including his Stabat Mater, which we look at today. Continue reading →

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