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Debussy + Trampoline

The phrase “opposites attract” is an oft-repeated (and sometimes clichéd) sentiment, but there are instances when two dissimilar things work perfectly together, creating something truly beautiful in the process. One case in point: in this video, Claude Debussy’s beloved Claire de lune is given a surprising—and mesmerising—visual accompaniment, courtesy of the French acrobat and choreographer Yoann Bourgeois. […]

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A Twentieth Century Christmas (Part II)

Here are four more neglected classical Christmas works from the twentieth century, which is the second of my two part series. (You can read the first part here.) Without further ado, let’s continue… 1. Daniel Pinkham: Christmas Cantata (1957) An American composer and organist who excelled at composing pieces for choir, Daniel Pinkham’s musical language embraced the […]

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