Category Archives: Music

María Grever

Composer María Grever, watercolor on cotton paper http://www.mexiconewsnetwork.com/news/grand-romantic-composer-maria-grever/

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Musical notes in late winter

There are so many venues for music here in San Diego. One of them is Symphony Hall where you’ll find classical, jazz, movie scores and so many different styles of great music.   A detail in the “French Rococo” style, as … Continue reading

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Manuel Ponce

Watercolors on paper 9″ x 12″ Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar (8 December 1882 – 24 April 1948) was a Mexican composer active in the 20th century. His work as a composer, music educator and scholar of Mexican music connected the concert scene with a … Continue reading

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Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini   (born February 29, 1792, Pesaro, Papal States [Italy]—died November 13, 1868, Passy, near Paris,France), Italian composer noted for his operas, particularly his comic operas, of which The Barber of Seville (1816), Cinderella (1817), and Semiramide (1823) are among the best known. Of his later, larger-scale dramatic operas, the most widely … Continue reading

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Mozart’s Birthday 1/27/1756

pen, brush & inks on linen paper. http://www.britannica.com/biography/Wolfgang-Amadeus-Mozart “Mozart, widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. With Haydn and Beethoven he brought to its height the achievement of the Viennese Classical school. Unlike any other composer … Continue reading

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Beautiful French music

As a person who greatly admires France and the French, I also love the music of that great nation. The album, “I Love Paris” from 1954 by Michel Legrand was one of my Uncle Jean’s favorites. He would sing the … Continue reading

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Opera season 2016

This photo is from San Diego Opera’s production of “La Boheme” staged in the early 90’s. Working on this scenery designed by John Conklin with Davis West as Master Artist, was very fun. Next season SDO will mount both Puccini’s “Boheme” … Continue reading

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