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A folk song in Raag Manjh Khamaj (Dadra) popularized by Vd.Prabha Atre, performed by Kaushiki Chakraborty
"Radha rangili mero naam, aaj jaiyo saware jamuna kinare mora gaon"

via @YouTube
Here is the 1973 recording by Vidhushi Prabha Atre
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Can a Scriabin G-flat prelude (Op. 16 #3) be played with a non-striking D-flat? Our New York correspondent has the story.
Updated reporting on the 1923 Baldwin with a non-striking D-flat/C-sharp: it is of course easier to hide the problem in G major, which today’s piece is sort of “in”. Scriabin Prelude Op. 13 #3:
Today’s miniature: Scriabin Prelude Op. 11 #22
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Brij Mohan Nath Mishra was born on 4 February 1937 in Lucknow into an illustrious family of musicians. Popularly known as #BirjuMaharaj he would go on to become one of the most recognized personalities of Indian classical dance and make his own way as a artiste.
His father was the famed Pt. Jagannath Mishra (d.1947) , popularly known as Achchan Maharaj was the eldest among the three sons of Pt. Kalika Prasad. He was an expert of both Nritta and Bhava. He would serve as court musician of the Raja of Raigdh.
Achchan Maharaj was a disciple of both his father Kalika Prasad (d.1910) as well as his uncle very famous uncle Bindadin Maharaj (1830-1913). Originally from Lucknow, the duo were pioneers of contemporary kathak as court musicians of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/27/2021…
Pianist Plays Classical Music to Comfort Rescued Blind Elephants…

#ClassicalMusic #elephants AbusedAnimals #ComfortCare
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#classicalmusic #bach #piano
One of my favourite interpretations of the Goldberg Variations.
Maestro Schiff makes it sound natural and playful, but also emphasizes the less noticeable voices at just the right moment to make a gorgeous performance. 👇

For this work we have to thank the instigation of the former Russian ambassador to the electoral court of Saxony, Count Kaiserling, who often stopped in Leipzig and brought there with him the aforementioned Goldberg, in order to have him given musical instruction by Bach.
The Count was often ill and had sleepless nights. At such times, Goldberg, who lived in his house, had to spend the night in an antechamber, so as to play for him during his insomnia.
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This can't be emphasized enough, but let's put sound to some of these composers, and the types of groups they compose for, to decenter European composers/instruments. 16 composers from the greater Turkic/Western Asian world.

Sərdar Fərəcov (b. 1957) Azerbaijani composer

Müjgan Zülfüzadə (left photo)- Tar Soloist
Children and Youth Folk Instruments Orchestra of the Azerbaijan State Children's Philharmonic (right photo)

Svetlana Apasova (b. 1963) Kazakh composer

"Saryarka XXI"
Academic Folk-Ethnographic Kazakh Orchestra "Otyrar Sazy" (photos below)
Established 1982 Almaty, Kazakhstan…

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🎵To understand range and tessitura, look at standard vocal repertoire by master composers, such as An Die Musik by Franz Schubert.


1. The vocal range is an octave plus a perfect forth, much more conservative than the entire possible range of a professional classical singer, which is 2-2 ½ octaves or more. Most art song fits within a vocal range of no more than an octave plus perfect fifth.
2. Schubert doesn’t use the most extreme high or extreme low notes of the singer. The notes fit into the medium low zone of a singer’s range.
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When I read about Slave Orchestras I have that scene in "A Beautiful Mind" where Nash/Crowe, during his insight moment about Governing Dynamics, says to Hansen/Lucas "Incomplete. Incomplete."

If we can't own the FULL history of #ClassicalMusic, then it's systemically incomplete. Image
That <<logic of exclusion of colored bodies>> comes to play when thinking about the evolution #ClassicalMusic in these formerly colonized countries and how the composers, repertoire, & ensembles that emerged in them are distinctly absent from our whitewashed histories ...
... and how the contribution of scholarship from formerly colonized countries is also absent—the very scholarship that acknowledges the colonial histories and #ClassicalMusic’s Slave Orchestras/Choirs/Bands and hybridized performance practices.
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THREAD: #OperaDiversity

Taking @GarrettMcQueen's comments (Quote Tweeted below) as a point of departure.

I may add to this from time to time, so this is going to be an open-ended thread. But first a few caveats.

1.0/ THREAD: #OperaDiversity

#Opera #ClassicalMusic #WAM
When I say "Opera Diversity" I'm talking about <<Diversity OF Opera>> not <<Diversity IN Opera>>. These are two very different ideas and I articulate that a bit in this piece:…

2.0/ THREAD: #OperaDiversity Caveats

#Opera #ClassicalMusic #WAM
One of my other research projects is compiling a list of First Language Operas: a catalogue of the first time languages are used in the libretti of Operas historically. Many examples here will pull from that list.

2.1/ THREAD: #OperaDiversity Caveats

#Opera #ClassicalMusic #WAM
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/13/2020…
Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds | Biodiversity | The Guardian…

#ecosystem #collapse #biodiversity
'Universal law of touch' will enable new advances in virtual reality…

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It might be useful for folks to see other #MusicTheory traditions have contemporary performers and ensembles--i.e. living practitioners of the music--in existence even in the US. Here's a thread featuring on large US Arabic Ensembles and Orchestras.


The New York Arabic Orchestra of New York City.

established in 2007.


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Middle East Ensemble (MEE) of UC Santa Barbara.

Formed in 1989.


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Definitional exclusion in opera and classical music is built in. The same thing here could be said about instrumentation, language, and vocal type. There are whole classes of behaviors we do to create implicit exclusion (i.e. definitional exclusion) in opera & classical music. 1/
I explored two in a couple of threads a while back. The first was "Classical Music, the Perpetual Foreigner Trope, and Colonialism" and the second was "What is #ClassicalMusic?" In both threads, the idea is that exclusion is implicit and primarily along racial lines. 2/
In the "What is #ClassicalMusic?" thread I used clear examples of works performed by different types of orchestras to show how what we mean by classical music is contingent on instrumentation. Since different cultural groups have different kinds of... 3/

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A thread about how we are creating a more accessible, equitable, and representative #music community!!! (1/20)
#ClassicalMusic #NewMusic
We at Convergence Ensemble pride ourselves on our attention to accessibility in our concerts. This includes handicap accessibility, wheelchair accessibility, etc but it doesnt stop there. Accessibility extends into community, programming, and sensitivity to all disabilities.(2/20
We want to make sure everyone is able to come to our concerts. That's why we bring our concerts to the places that the community already gathers, like churches in Dorchester and Roxbury. We understand that the concert experience can be alienating for people that don't often(3/20)
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Shri Apitakuchamba Stavah.
beautiful verses of Shri Appayya Dikshitar sung by Amritha Murali, in ragamalika.
(I've Split the verses into a thread) ❤️ #ClassicalMusic #hinduism #culture #Sanskrit
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OK. For those of you who have had enough of politics, perhaps a thread for music. I have been trying to choose my #DesertIslandDiscs and I have found it impossible to narrow it down to 8 all at once. What I've decided to do is go through my own personal musical history.
The tracks I choose will be chronological and based entirely on their effect on me at a particular time of my life or their connection to an event. My first track is from 1974. On Christmas Morning at 5 o'clock I woke up to find a cassette recorder at the bottom of my bed!
With that cassette recorder was my first ever 'album' 'Keep On Wombling'! I don't know how many times I played it in those first few days, but it was in double figures. Difficult to choose a favourite but I have gone for the opening track.
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Thread: What is #ClassicalMusic?

Something that came up in my thread, "Classical Music, the Perpetual Foreigner Trope, and Colonialism," and that has come up in numerous other discussions--especially those around the "Classical Music Crisis".

1/ As anything else, definitions matter. We shape the direction of discourse by focusing selectively on some denotations/connatations. Discussions about #ClassicalMusic are pretty exclusive; this creates specific narratives that are useful to some viewpoints. Some caveats follow.
Caveat 1 - I'm going to focus on Performers & Performing Organizations (hereafter POs) here.* This includes Legacy Institutions (e.g. big budget Symphonies); amateur groups; & student orgs.

*see my Sampling Bias in discussions about Classical Music:…
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