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  • A Polyphonic Thanksgiving MUSICAL FEAST!
    Polyphonic Administrator - Nov 24, 2015
    A Polyphonic Thanksgiving FEAST!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from everyone at Polyphonic.org!  To celebrate the holiday, we asked each of our editors to design a musical “feast” – a menu of some favorite musical selections for which they are thankful.  Enjoy! Ann Drinan – Senior Editor Appetizer: Hot brie cheese and spicy goat cheese with fancy crackers,

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  • Joseph Silverstein
    Ann Drinan - Nov 23, 2015
    Ann Drinan

    Joseph (Joey) Silverstein passed away suddenly yesterday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 83. A student of Efrem Zimbalist, William Primrose, Josef Gingold and Mischa Mischakof, Mr Silverstein was a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth and Walter W Naumburg International Violin Competitions. He served as Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony for

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  • The Force Is Already With Us
    Peter Sachon - Nov 13, 2015

    John Williams is one of the most important and influential composers writing new music for orchestras today. In fact, the most exciting and anticipated new music for orchestra this year is John Williams’ new score to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Yet, despite his incontestably successful forty-year career writing new music for orchestra and his

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  • 3 Practices That Must Die
    ThatViolaKid - Nov 19, 2015
    3 Practices That Must Die

    It’s sometimes frustrating to try to imagine listening to Classical music for the first time. Most of us either grew up with it, or developed an obsession after hearing those first few notes, so the ideas of concert-going traditions are just something we do. Not something we ponder. Well, maybe we should! Why on Earth

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  • How Video Game Music Can Save Classical Music
    ThatViolaKid - Nov 2, 2015
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    It’s the thought that plagues all of our minds: “Classical Music is dying.” That is, if you care one way or another. Well, lately, I’ve been watching some of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, and they are absolute gold. I firmly believe that he and they New York Philharmonic inspired an entire generation of Classical

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