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The Great João Domingos Bomtempo

Bomtempo is one of my favorite Portuguese composers. He has the charm of Haydn and a bit of the temperament of a Young Beethoven. Bellow you can find a list…
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Programming Ideas #2 – Halloween Special

“Programme Macabre” for Halloween With Halloween coming up, I decided to put a possible concert program together. It has no intermission and is made of shorter pieces. In my opinion,…
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Portuguese Symphonic Music Playlist

The ones that know me well, are never surprised when I passionately start talking about Portuguese classical music. It hasn't always been like this, but there was something about living…
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Harnoncourt: A collection of all rehearsals I could find.

  "There must never be dogmatism in art; in art only the result counts" (Nikolaus Harnoncourt)   "For me, security and beauty and not compatible. When you seek beauty, you…
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Programing Ideas #1 – featuring a Male Chorus

"Singing Men" Part.1 Stanford: Songs of the Sea (For Baritone and Male Chorus) - (18') Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (For Mezzo and Male Chorus) - (13') Part.2 Strauss - Die Tageszeiten (With…
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Beethoven Symphonies: Metronome Markings

There is a lot of debate about the veracity of these markings. In the end what utterly obliged is to bring the most effective performance to the listener in that…
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