Monthly Archives: May 2017

It’s Beethoven Week “dun-dun-dun-DAH!”

Although immortalized for the searing opening of his Fifth Symphony (“dun-dun-dun-DAH!”) and legendary brusque personality, Beethoven, this giant among composers, had a softer side, which the Calgary Philharmonic unearths this week at its Rush [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|CPO Blog|0 Comments

Warning: Earworms!

In 1954 the New York Herald Tribune ran a survey of its readers, asking them to name the compositions they found the most boring. The ‘Symphony in D Minor’ by César Franck came in at [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Musician Blog|0 Comments