Not The Kommandant’s Waltz

The Chaconne from the Partita for Violin No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written for solo violin, or any solo instrument for that matter.  It was written between 1717 and 1720, during the high Baroque period of music history.  A little clarification on terminology is in... Continue Reading →

The Mystery Man

Something has really been bothering me recently.  I have a ticket to see the Michigan Opera Theatre put on a production of a modern opera, The Passenger, at the Detroit Opera House this month.  The composer of the opera is a man named Mieczysław Weinberg, and the thing that bothers me is that I didn’t... Continue Reading →

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