• Four Last Songs by Curtis Rittenhouse

    One of the most remarkable compositions of the Twentieth Century is Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs, written when the composer was in his 80’s. I have been listening to the versions in my collection recently because for some...

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  • Giving Film Music the Respect It Deserves by Curtis Rittenhouse

    My recent encounter with Schmidt’s Notre Dame and an upcoming concert performance of Weber’s Der Freischutz got me thinking about neglected Austro-German music of the Romantic and Post-Romantic eras. One name that stands out there is Erich...

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