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Our Blog: Scherzo

January 20th, 2023

I’m not crying – you’re crying

Listening to classical music on the radio (or via our app, online stream or smart speaker) is powerful, magical and takes you places that other music or programming simply can’t. Going to a symphony performance, on the other hand, is a completely different experience.

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June 3rd, 2022

Art Inspires Art

You know the feeling when you tour an art exhibit or enjoy a concert and feel inspired to create something of your own?  We often see instances in the visual arts in which one artist is inspired to create a work after seeing the work of another artist. And composers are no different—many composers have written works in response to beautiful works of art.

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March 21st, 2022

Turtle on a Fencepost

There’s an old adage about a turtle on the fence post. It goes something like this. “If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know that he didn’t get there himself.” It’s a humorous way of summing up how some people help other people achieve greatness through their mentoring and generosity.

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January 19th, 2022

All Music is Mood Music

When the world is filled with news that hurts, we have music to pull us from despair and remind us of the hope it took to create something beautiful.

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December 3rd, 2021

Musical Friendships

Some of my favorite stories about musical pieces are about the people behind them: composers, performers, even publishers and impresarios, and the ways they worked together.

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October 18th, 2021

Frederic Chopin: Changing the Course of Classical Music

Polish Composer Frederic Chopin was the most significant composer in the history of the piano. He didn’t like being a celebrity – he shunned attention and would have disapproved of his music being on the radio.

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