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Groups: An Ear for Music, Classical Music Fans, DKOMA

Diaries published: 12 (1290 days since last diary on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 08:30 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 296 (700 days since last comment on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 09:04 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

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Total Recommends: 248

Total Comment Ratings: 310

Most Recommended Diary: Monday Musical Meditations - MMM7 - Rachmaninoff Vespers, 20 comments, 31 recommends

People Following proud tobeliberal: 20

proud tobeliberal's Most Recent Diaries:

This year would have been the 100th birthday of Gian Carlo Menotti, an American composer, librettist and teacher of Italian descent. He was the sixth of eight children born to Alfonso (a coffee ...
by proud tobeliberal
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 08:30 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
William Walton (1902-1983) spent his early years as a chorister and then an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford. Born into a musical family, William showed his musical talent at a young age, ...
by proud tobeliberal
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 06:16 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
I was originally going to write a post on William Walton's Facade, however I'm much more at home with choral music and decided to take Zenbassoon's suggestion and tackle the Rachmaninoff Vespers. ...
by proud tobeliberal
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 08:31 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach was well on her way to becoming a famous concert pianist when the social expectations of the period intruded.
by proud tobeliberal
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 07:34 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
I discovered Sergei Prokofiev's Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution, Opus 74 quite by accident. It was a Sunday, I was at work sitting at the secretary's desk, doing our ...
by proud tobeliberal
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 07:23 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Tomas Luis de Victoria or as he is sometimes known: the Spanish Palestrina, was a priest-composer, organist and singer of the late Renaissance. Born in the province of Avila, around 1548, to ...
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Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 06:19 PM PDT with 22 Recommends

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