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Maurice Ravel wrote his piano suite, Le Tombeau de Couperin, as both a tribute to a French Baroque composer and as a memorial to several friends who were killed in World War I. Later, he arranged portions of Tombeau into an orchestral suite. We'll look at both versions this week, then we'll go back and listen to some music from Couperin himself.

Turn up your bass controls this Thursday night, because we'll have plenty of organ music -- and lots more besides -- as we celebrate J.S. Bach's 333rd birthday up in the attic.

We've got RSVPs from a dozen of the pre-eminent Bach interpreters on record. They're all coming to the party. You come too.

Some say Jascha Heifetz was the greatest violinist of the 20th century. Some others say he was the greatest musician -- period -- of the 20th century. Still others say he was a cold technician whose mastery of his instrument missed the emotional point of the music altogether.

Congratulations to our Garage Band winners The Spring!

See them perform live at our Sonic Waves Music Festival April 14th at the Intracoastal Brewing Company

Vienna at the turn of the 19th century: The young Beethoven was new in town and out to make his mark on the world. The elderly Haydn was wrapping it up after a long career in the courts of Austria-Hungary. Young and old in the musical center of Europe, they did much to define what we call classical music to this day.

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