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Musopen, let the music free. Next project: Chopin.

Musopen, let the music free. Next project: Chopin.

Music is one of the most precious heritage human kind has. It should be shared to everybody and many times people complain about the price of music. Musopen has a mission to set free the music by proposing free recordings of the major masterpieces in classical music. Musopen, set the music free Musopen is a non-profit association with the mission to improve access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. Based in California, they provide free recordings but also sheet music and even textbooks to the public. No copyright restrictions. In their website you can already find many of the major composers for classical music and you can simply download the music. You can also find a lot of information about the composer, as a mini-bio. On each composer, you can browse the available catalog by composer, performer, instrument and even time period. It is probably…

Hélène Grimaud, Brahms Concertos – new album

Hélène Grimaud, Brahms Concertos – new album

Hélène Grimaud is probably one of the most gifted pianist of her generation. And this fall, she is presenting a new album called BRAHMS CONCERTOS. Pure Romance. It is the perfect pretext to review the profile of this amazing pianist. Héléne Grimaud is french, she was born in Aix-en-Provence. She discovered the piano at age of 7 and since then it was a big love story between her and the beautiful instrument. After traveling quite a lot, she established herself in Switzerland and today she shares her time between her two passions: the piano and wolves! In deed she has been a passionate fighter to protect wolves from extinction. She is at the Direction board of the Wolf Conservation center in the US. They organize several original activities to the public in order to create a reassuring proximity between wolves and humans. You can do “Yoga with wolves”, or “sleep…