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Timothy Hazlett
Father, husband, marathon runner, cyclist, musician, playlist advisor, Earthling.
Father, husband, marathon runner, cyclist, musician, playlist advisor, Earthling.

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In just about every way, this album changed everything in popular music. It was the first "concept album." It was the first psychedelic album. It showed t...

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Milestones, Time, Ethan, Elgar, Run Rabbit Run
I have had a lot on my mind recently. I have not had as much time to write as I would like to. Lots going on. My youngest son, Ethan, graduated from high school this week...Tuesday night. The ceremony was held at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Indepe...

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Reflections from the Kansas City Symphony 5.7.17 Britten's War Requiem
If you are expecting me to write a "critical" review of the Kansas City Symphony's performance today at Helzberg Hall...the performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem (1961)... forget about it. You came to the wrong place. I am not a reviewer, which I ha...

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A couple of great 208's.
Somehow I have failed for many years to see an obvious connection between two of my favorite, and very well known, pieces of music. 208. J.S. Bach (1685-1750) wrote his "Hunting Cantata" in 1713. Part of this large work is a very tasty lick we now know as "...

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Classics in Television: Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David) uses Strauss to great effect.
Larry David was the co-creator of the hit TV show Seinfeld.back in the early '90's. In 2000 he created and starred in another very hilarious show called Curb Your Enthusiasm which aired on HBO. It's a somewhat self-autobiographical program where Larry stars...

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Kansas City Symphony 3.26.17: Me, my son, and Sibelius
Kansas City Symphony Concert, March 26, 2017. I came for the Sibelius. Despite the fact that Michael Stern had assembled a wonderful program of music for this week's concert, there was one and only one piece I really wanted to hear....the Sibelius Second Sy...

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Joy Spring, Bach and Brown, Trumpets
Today is the first day of Spring. I first discovered jazz in the Spring... many years ago. This season always reminds me of my discovery and exploration of what was then a very new and exciting form of music for me. I was fully immersed in classical music a...

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A Trio of Trios
I "discovered" three new works that I thought you should know about. They are all piano trios. A piano trio is a composition for piano, violin, and cello. I think an apt comparison in contemporary music would be the "power trio" from the rock world...guitar...

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Beethoven as SEEN at the KC Symphony
"A lot is going on at once allowing you to direct your attention where best you see fit in a given moment. It's like life that way." - Colin Fleming, referring to Beethoven's 8th Symphony The program for the Kansas City Symphony last weekend (I was there Su...

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Artist's Profile: Guitar Great Paul Gilbert talks about Classical Music
I confess that as of a few months ago, I had never heard of Paul Gilbert. One of his videos popped up on my YouTube suggestions list and so clicked it. It was a short clip of him playing Bach on an electric guitar at a guitar clinic here in Kansas City a fe...
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