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  • Posted on: Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Some of the best composers in the world make their living writing music for games - Breck's got your list of the best.

  • Glassworks
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 01, 2017

    This month Breck honors legendary American composer Philip Glass. Even if you've never heard him, you've heard him.

  • Posted on: Thursday, December 29, 2016

    Sometimes you just have to try new things. That's a tall order for a classical music aficionado, but our expert Breck is setting a great example for the rest of us in 2017.

  • Leningrad Symphony
    Posted on: Thursday, December 01, 2016

    There are few experiences as wonderful as reading a truly enthralling book and our music expert Breck found just such inspiration in a new work about Soviet composer Shostakovich who proved creativity and beauty can spring from even the harshest political conditions.

  • Illuminated music
    Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Inspired by a new OKCMOA exhibit, music expert Breck explores the works of a modern Estonian composer who makes new music in old ways.

  • Friends
    Posted on: Friday, September 09, 2016

    What's that sound you've been hearing on the radio? It's now got a name - the "Millennial Whoop". Our classical music expert Breck says it's not anything musicians haven't done for, well, millennia.





  • Leonardo Bernstein
    Posted on: Friday, August 05, 2016

    Our music blogger, Breck, takes a look at the work of America's greatest conductor in this month's post. Find out the secret to Leonard Bernstein's greatness in Breck's hand-picked list of library materials.

  • Music- Matisse
    Posted on: Friday, July 08, 2016

    Oklahoma City has a chance to peek into La Belle Époque this summer as the exhibit Matisse in His Time arrives at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art - the only showing in North America. Our music expert, Associate Librarian Breck, examines this period of remarkable creativity and places Matisse in the context of the music of his day.

  • Violinists
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    The largest poll taken concerning classical music is the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame. Every January the British radio station asks its listeners to write in their favorite three pieces of music. The thousands of votes are tallied and revealed every spring. This would seem to be a debate-ending list. One could settle the age old argument of whose music is best by simply looking at the ranking.

  • Tchaikovsky and Brahms
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 04, 2016

    Tupac and Biggie. Blur and Oasis. Who doesn't love a fierce musical grudge match? Our musical maven Breck has the tale of 19th century rivalry between classical giants Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Johannes Brahms in this month's Libretto blog.


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