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A Passion for Acoustics [primephonic, Jordy van Wijk]

ICYMI: primephonic's Jordy van Wijk on J.S. Bach's Passion for Acoustics at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig >>

A well-crafted a church appeals as much to the eyes as to the ears. As Western music was so heavily intertwined with the church throughout history, you can imagine that a lot of major compositions first came to life in some of the world's most magnificent churches. As the dominant musical figure at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach had this privilege many times over.

ICYMI: Amtrak Crashes Z'EV, 100 Blue Note Redux, Berloni's Stage Pets, Corella's Penn. Ballet

ICYMI: Amtrak Crashes Z'EV, 100 Blue Note Redux, Berloni's Stage Pets, Corella's Penn. Ballet >>

One of the passengers seriously injured in the Amtrak derailment earlier this week is reflecting on the scary moments leading up to the crash, and his long road to recovery. As he still tries to wrap his mind around what happened, professional percussionist Z'EV says he's just grateful to be alive

This video is about slow bubbles in florence and the release of roomful of teeth's sophomore album, 'render.'

ICYMI: Roomful of Teeth 'Render' Trailer, Angela Lansbury Wins (Supporting) Olivier, Meredith Monk's Weirdness, Jazz Wrestling >>

Roomful of Teeth's sophomore album, 'Render,' is out April 28 via New Amsterdam Records. And, quote, "this video is about slow bubbles in Florence and the release of Roomful of Teeth's sophomore album, Render." So, watch the beguiling two-minute album trailer above, go watch the Classicalite premiere of RoT's first-ever music video for William Brittelle's "High Done No Why To" and then, of course, pre-order 'Render' on Bandcamp.

Picasso

ICYMI: Banksy Undercover in Palestine, Stolen Picasso Found in Newark, ISIS Burns Rare Books, Artist Nerds Up Thrift Store Paintings, A Fight for the Strad >>

This week was packed with stories of Banksy, redisovered Picasso work, ISIS burning rare books, transformative artwork and a fight for a prized Strad.

Pompeii

ICYMI: James Patterson's Book, Pablo Neruda's Death, Museum of the Future, Pompeii Exhibit of Stolen Items, Ballerina Balance >>

This past week has be jammed with news of Pompeii looters, a museum of the future, ballerina life coaches, Pablo Neruda's maybe murder and a self-destructing James Patterson book.

Whiplash

ICYMI: 'Whiplash' Teaches About Prodigies, Quartet Plays for Kids, Ballerinas Reflect on Dance Changes, Art to Encourage Vaccinations, Syfy Star Chooses Acting Over Dancing >>

Be it classical music, jazz, theater and dance or even art, film or literature, news still gets packed fresh and tight here at "Classicalite." So, we have some leftover headlines. To wit, in order to keep our readers abreast of each of those arts, "C-lite" has compiled the best headlines — those stories, those people ... those URLs getting clicked. Here, then, is "Classicalite's" In Case You Missed It:

Cézanne

ICYMI: Highs/Lows of 2014, Califonia Operas Merge, $100M for Cézanne, NYT Fires Kozinn, Portland Ballet Departure >>

Highs/Lows of 2014, Califonia Operas Merge, $100M for Cézanne, NYT Fires Kozinn, Portland Ballet Departure

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ICYMI: Al Green Performs on Letterman, 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Recreated, Uzbek Museum Replaces Art, Most Expensive Female Artists, Perfect Concert Hall >>

Be it classical music, jazz, theater and dance or even art, film or literature, news still gets packed fresh and tight here at "Classicalite." So, we have some leftover headlines. To wit, in order to keep our readers abreast of each of those arts, "C-lite" has compiled the best headlines — those stories, those people ... those URLs getting clicked. Here, then, is "Classicalite's" "In Case You Missed It":

Kyung Wha Chung

ICYMI: New Art, Orchestra Ambitions, Violinist Returns, NY Philharmonic in Michigan, Dance for South African Kids >>

Be it classical music, jazz, theater and dance or even art, film or literature, news still gets packed fresh and tight here at "Classicalite." So, we have some leftover headlines. To wit, in order to keep our readers abreast of each and every one of those arts, "C-lite" has compiled the best headlines--those stories, those people...those URLs getting clicked. Here, then, is "Classicalite's" In Case You Missed It: "For City’s Arts Groups, the World Is Their Oyster," by "The Wall Street Journal" "Classical Music's New Movement: Bob Riley and the Manchester Camerata," by "The Independent" "Overcoming Injury, a Violinist Returns," by "The New York Times" "New York Philharmonic Puts Down Roots in Ann Arbor," by the "Detroit Free Press" "Dansazania Project Turns Dance Studio into Safe Haven for South African Kids," by "The Huffington Post"

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