Featured Album: Opera Breve

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Opera’s are rarely brief, but it’s often worth the wait for those moving arias or duets. Thankfully, Phillipe Quint and Lily Maisky capture some operatic gems on their new album Opera Breve, our Featured Album this week. Tune if for highlights from Porgy and Bess, Hansel and Gretel, Eugen Onegin and much more.

Mossgrove/Bed of Moss

The final film in a series featuring the music of Rachel Grimes takes us back to Kurtis Hough’s work.

Our Day

The second installment of films featuring the music of Rachel Grimes comes in this charming home movie, Our Day (1938) chronicling the life of a Lebanon, Kentucky family. The film with music was first presented with music as part of Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives.

Bed of Moss

Watch this space all week for films that have either used Rachel Grimes music or in which she has provided the score. We’ll start with Bed of Moss by Kurtis Hough.

Featured Album: Compound Leaves

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Rachel Grimes’ newest release, Compound Leaves, re-imagines five songs from Book of Leaves with strings, and presents three songs originally for piano as string-only works. Rachel previewed Compound Leaves on Lunchtime Classics (below) in January.