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ZauberdrachenNr.7

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Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« on: September 16, 2015, 03:39:56 AM »
And it's already half over!  So listen more, buy more CDs (and/or LPs), read about it more, go to a concert, and play it yourself more (if you can or even if you can't - you can only get better). 

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 03:43:31 AM »
Classical Music Month? I thought every month was Classical Music Month. But, what the heck, we take any excuse to indulge in our CDCDCD!
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ZauberdrachenNr.7

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 03:49:21 AM »
True, however, this month we must accelerate the celebrate the better to commemorate.

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 05:07:28 AM »
Why september in particular? Because the opera/concert season starts again? but there are by now so many summer festivals that there might be more classical hightlights in july and august...
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

ZauberdrachenNr.7

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 07:40:48 AM »
"Try to remember the kind of September then follow..."

Dunno why September in particular.  Most of these proclamations, timewise, have little rhyme and less reason. I'd like to attribute to it a Brahmsian, autumnal slant, but that's just personal preference.  Here's the text of the original proclamation, by Clinton.

Proclamation 6716 - Classical Music Month, 1994
August 22, 1994

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

In the symphony halls of our great cities across America, in the community centers of our small towns, on radio and in recordings, a note is played that began centuries ago and resounds to this day. At the heart of classical music is continuity and tradition. What was heard in a Vienna opera house was heard again in a colonial theater in Charleston, South Carolina, was echoed at the inauguration of President Lincoln, was repeated in turn-of-the-century Chicago, and is played again today by a range of musicians from the most skilled of virtuosos to the youngest student struggling with the complexities of the violin.

Classical music is a celebration of artistic excellence. Great art endures through the ages, and in the United States we have embraced that great music and incorporated it into the American experience. Our best art reflects our Nation's spirit—that mixture of discipline and improvisation, the combination of strong individual voices working together at the same time, the bravado, the inventiveness, the dynamism of the American character. Classical music plays in harmony with that energy and spirit to become reinvigorated and reinvented with each new orchestra or chamber group, with every performance that rings out new and fresh.

This month we exalt the many talented composers, conductors, and musicians who bring classical music to our ears. These artists carry on a great tradition of musical achievement, and we are proud of their outstanding accomplishments. Whether in new American works or in the masterpieces of the great composers of old, music is a unifying force in our world, bringing people together across vast cultural and geographical divisions. Classical music speaks both to the mind and to the heart, giving us something to think about as well as to experience.

The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 239, has designated September 1994 as "Classical Music Month," and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month.

Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 1994 as Classical Music Month. I urge all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of August, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and nineteenth.


WILLIAM J. CLINTON
 

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 08:00:52 AM »
Nice! I thought you had made this up... And since anno domini nostri MCMXCIV every september?
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

ZauberdrachenNr.7

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 05:24:45 AM »
Nice! I thought you had made this up...

 8) :laugh:

Yup, currently observed.  We should demand a 25% discount from CD retailers - "Don't you know? It's classical music month!"

Ken B

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 06:05:50 AM »
"Try to remember the kind of September then follow..."

Dunno why September in particular.  Most of these proclamations, timewise, have little rhyme and less reason. I'd like to attribute to it a Brahmsian, autumnal slant, but that's just personal preference.  Here's the text of the original proclamation, by Clinton.

Proclamation 6716 - Classical Music Month, 1994
August 22, 1994

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

In the symphony halls of our great cities across America, in the community centers of our small towns, on radio and in recordings, a note is played that began centuries ago and resounds to this day. At the heart of classical music is continuity and tradition. What was heard in a Vienna opera house was heard again in a colonial theater in Charleston, South Carolina, was echoed at the inauguration of President Lincoln, was repeated in turn-of-the-century Chicago, and is played again today by a range of musicians from the most skilled of virtuosos to the youngest student struggling with the complexities of the violin.

Classical music is a celebration of artistic excellence. Great art endures through the ages, and in the United States we have embraced that great music and incorporated it into the American experience. Our best art reflects our Nation's spirit—that mixture of discipline and improvisation, the combination of strong individual voices working together at the same time, the bravado, the inventiveness, the dynamism of the American character. Classical music plays in harmony with that energy and spirit to become reinvigorated and reinvented with each new orchestra or chamber group, with every performance that rings out new and fresh.

This month we exalt the many talented composers, conductors, and musicians who bring classical music to our ears. These artists carry on a great tradition of musical achievement, and we are proud of their outstanding accomplishments. Whether in new American works or in the masterpieces of the great composers of old, music is a unifying force in our world, bringing people together across vast cultural and geographical divisions. Classical music speaks both to the mind and to the heart, giving us something to think about as well as to experience.

The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 239, has designated September 1994 as "Classical Music Month," and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this month.

Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 1994 as Classical Music Month. I urge all Americans to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of August, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and nineteenth.


WILLIAM J. CLINTON
"Try to remember the kind of September then follow..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3mAT-4FdP4

ZauberdrachenNr.7

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 07:30:57 AM »
"Try to remember the kind of September then follow..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3mAT-4FdP4

Totally cool performance, thanks; lyrics to live by. 

Ken B

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Re: Remember : September is Classical Music Month!
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2015, 07:32:51 AM »
Totally cool performance, thanks; lyrics to live by.

It was written for Houston. Hence no leaps etc. Check my latest in the listening thread.