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15 Composers and their dogs | Classical-Music.com

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Companion, distraction, muse, subject and even audience – dogs have played many roles in the great composers’ lives. Writing music can be a slow and solitary business, and many composers have found that a patient hound can make the ideal companion.

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LOS PERROS HAN JUGADO MUCHOS ROLES EN LA VIDA DE LOS GRANDES COMPOSITORES .....

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Composers' outrageous backstage demands: see their tour riders

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Ever wondered what diva-ish demands Mozart, Bach and Beethoven made backstage? Here are their incredible tour riders...

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A Kid Named Carl Stirs Up The Bach Musical Dynasty

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On the 300th anniversary of his birth, hear how music by Johann Sebastian's son Carl Philipp Emanuel bridged the gap between the old-fashioned Baroque and newfangled music by Haydn and Mozart.

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Two ways to get into Stockhausen's head

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Some great musical detective work on the part of Sean Williams is bringing a true Stockhausen first to Radio 3's Hear and Now tomorrow

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Deconstructing the Genius of Bach

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How the Baroque master used maths, physics and the power of God to create music of stunning complexity.

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Symphony guide: Louise Farrenc's Third

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Farrenc’s symphony is as impressively energetic and structurally satisfying as any of Mendelssohn’s or Schumann’s symphonies – so does that make it “male” or “female”? Who cares? Enjoy getting to know this shamefully neglected work, writes Tom Service

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Symphony guide: Brahms's Fourth

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This symphony might a reliable and over-familiar staple on concert programmes, but listen to it with fresh ears. It contains some of the
darkest and deepest music in the 19th century, writes Tom Service

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Now you can down and up-load John Cage's silence on your phone

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John Cage's 4'33" is now available as an app. It's not as silly as it sounds...

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Bachtrack Composers Project: Kaija Saariaho (b.1952)

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Bachtrack is asking the same six questions to many composers this month as part of its focus on contemporary music. Here’s what Kaija Saariaho had to say.

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