Beethoven’s fifth symphony was first performed in Vienna in 1808, and was soon described by E.T.A. Hoffman as “one of the most important works of the time.” Through the years, this impression hasn’t faded in the least. This symphony continues to be one of the most recognized classical compositions, and is one of the most […]Read more "B: Beethoven’s 5th (The Meaning Behind the Music)"
Cinematic scores stand among the greatest musical compositions of our time. I love listening to film scores. Without a single visual, they tell the story of our favorite movies – it’s as if you can hear the plot unfolding. Which is why I was waiting for the release of James Newton Howard’s Catching Fire film […]Read more "C: “Catching Fire” Film Score, and the One Track Most Worth Buying"
For all of you “old-school” musicians who vehemently protest that modern worship music offers nothing of substance – certainly nothing that compares with the genius of Mozart and Beethoven – the Prague Symphony Orchestra is out to make you eat your words! In their 2010 release, Symphony of Praise, the Prague Symphony Orchestra took over […]Read more "Modern Worship with a Classical Touch: Album Review for “Symphony of Praise”"