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May 2012

The New Eroica

EroicaI heard a terrific piece of new music the other night. It’s called “Symphony No 3 in Eb Major” (subtitled “Eroica”) by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was written in 1804. How could this great piece be hidden for so long from my well-tuned ears?… Read the rest

Joy in the Congo

CongoYou may already have heard about a Congolese musician named Armand Diangienda. Without any government funding, he teaches adults in his village to play classical music on western instruments. The project became so popular that word got around and free instruments were donated.… Read the rest