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Last month we had ‘quiet music’ as our theme of the month, executed under the skilful baton of our own Adam Scott Neal. This month we are going to concentrate on ‘2009 Anniversaries’ or maybe better-said &lsquo2009 celebrations&rsquo. What we could do is to celebrate all those musicians and artists whose legacy had an impact on the world of music. Those moments that shaped and redefined the musical scene, when a major piece of work was performed for the first time, when your favorite band finally left the garage to perform their first live gig in a nearby local pub as their first step to stardom, that moment when an artist acquired his first instrument and changed the musical sound and language for ever…


 


I know that there are many of the artists and events that can be celebrated this year and I invite you all to write about them and share your thoughts with us. Classical music this year celebrates the lives of three giants in musical history. George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759), a contemporary of Bach, was a master of both vocal and instrumental music. His approach to oratorio changed the vocal musical scene forever. Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – need I say more! The father of symphony, the first major figure of classical era, and the role model for many great names to come after him. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartoldy (1809-1847), a musical prodigy, born in the year F.J. Haydn died. To Mendelssohn the musical world owns a lot. Let’s just mention here his revival of Bach music (where would Rilling and Suzuki be without Mendelssohn!).


 


Whit this short introduction and selected music by Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn, I invite you all to contribute to this month’s topic and share your love and excitement!

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