30. Pablo Casals and Giving Tuesday

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30. Pablo Casals and Giving Tuesday
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The Bach Cello Suites are one of the gifts Pablo gave the world. This week as we celebrate philanthropy in every form, Accelerando gives a nod to the cellist that defined cello playing in the twentieth century. Listen to your favorite artist playing the Bach Cello Suites on any platform or mode…and consider how you wish to honor the charities that move your world forward. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

25. Water Music

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25. Water Music
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Handel wrote music that delighted the crowds and the crowns. Water Music was written for King George I and was so popular the event it was created for: floating on the river Thames, was repeated a couple times. Today we talk about what it must have been like hearing Handel’s music out on the water, and how Handel was successful in London. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

24. Rap vs. Recit

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24. Rap vs. Recit
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Leonard Bernstein made a TV show in the 50’s called Omnibus. Its about the inside workings of classical music , and it began airing almost a decade before his great broadway hit West Side Story. Today I’m adding Hamilton and other Rap Operas to the Maestro’s discussion of recitative, perhaps the timeline is due for an update. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com