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Leonard Bernsteins Speech - Given In Harvard 22 Years Ago.
You owe it to yourself. Go, make a cup of coffee, take of your shoes, sit comfortable and plan for at least 20 minutes of reading. Click here on The American Scholar who have published Leonard ...
by Kimberly
To Memorize or Not to Memorize - That Is The Question
What do you think of the need to memorize music? Is it essential, or is playing it well while reading it good enough? Personally, I think memorizing music shouldn't be a goal in itself, though it ...
by Kimberly
The Performance Rights Tax - Part 1
Musicians and music fans across the country are all witnessing a historic event: the slow, agonizing death spiral of the traditional recording industry. To understand where we are today, we need to ...
by Zippybackflash
My latest musical discovery
Some time ago, about a month ago I was looking through the onyxclassics, looking for something new and interesting to listen, as usually. And somehow I've noticed a disk of Beethoven's compositions ...
by MaryG
Newbie
hi everybody! I am pretty new at all this stuff! Guess I will figure out how this space work after awhile of visiting. Lookin 4 some friends...
by hedy
The Performance Rights Tax - Part 2
The RIAA made a huge mistake when Napster became a major distribution channel: instead of embracing the technology and working with Shawn Fanning to create the world's first major digital sales and ...
by Zippybackflash
Peter Greenaway- Do You Follow His Work?
This post is going to be short and sweet, and ever so slightly of topic. I want to send you over to Felsenmusick to read Daniels latest post on the wonders of Peter Greenaway I Just want to add a ...
by Kimberly
Opera in The Park
Anything that brings art and culture to the masses is a really good thing, I think. Happily, I am not alone in this thought S.F. Opera simulcast sets ballpark record. Apparently, the SF Orchestra ...
by Kimberly
Rennee Flemming This Summer
via Intermezzo What more can I say! I am jealous - both of South Africa and of Renee Flemming
by Kimberly
Unique or Pedestrian
Speaking of Lakatos and his wonderful abilities, and how is is so perfect technically, its like the music just happens, flows out of him... and it is pretty much like that with all great ...
by Kimberly
Lakatos and Co
Lucky Jessica Duchen went to see Lakatos and co play with the London Symphony a couple of nights ago. If I said I wasn't quite jealous I would be lying through my teeth, or in this case, through my ...
by Kimberly
Ode To Joy
I have a lurking feeling that I have posted this previously, but that may be a year ago for all I remember, or maybe I just saw it and never really posted it. Via Opera Chic. (she posted ...
by Kimberly
Richard Haynes - Listen, My Secret *****
I found this video after reading The Ramblers review of Richard Haynes - Listen, My Secret *****. I found his description of this piece so interesting that I had to find something a bit ...
by Kimberly
Back in the "Big Hair" days!
Posing for a photo while getting ready to go onstage. Note the very tacky watch... LOL
by Zippybackflash
More Music and Money Misshaps
I thought this was a bit sad Hedge Fund Executive Guilty of Securities Fraud. Joshua from On A Pacific Aisle says that an unmentioned little detail was that besides being all of the above, Barrett ...
by Kimberly
Is Creativity Your Holy Cow?
We all have our Holy Cows. creative common license elrentapatsMostly, when you stop to think about them, and why They of all things, are holy - the answers you get are hardly logical or ...
by Kimberly
Nazzareno de Angelis YouTubes
Nazzareno de Angelis sings Wotan's farewell in Italian, Recorded in 1907 (I love that you can here the rotations) What a great way to start the week. Boito's Mefistofe
by Kimberly
The Potato Chip connection
Why a certain poet is totally unlike a potato chip. Isn't that the best sentence ever? actually its the title for a post on Cafe Aman. Go and find out why, if you haven't already.
by Kimberly
Fiscal Responsibility
Everybody is concerned about the financial situation of course, and musical organizations no less than anyone else. Yet different organizations seem to be dealing with the situation in different ...
by Kimberly
Last Minutes Notice
My connection to music is not through creating it but through listening to it. Although I am a creative person, and understand the creative process, I can still not help being in awe by the fact that ...
by Kimberly
Robert Henke & Christopher Bauder - Atom
ATOM - Need I say more? Via ANABlog
by Kimberly
Is Best Possible
I read an interesting post in Listen which made me thing about the word BEST, in connection to art or a body of work by a specific artist or composer, and whether it is at all possible to determine ...
by Kimberly
New Musical Categories
I thought Roger Bourlands post How do ya tell the gay composers? Was amusing on several levels both in the writing and in the topic. I never thought to categorize composers accorinding to their ...
by Kimberly
The Kings New Clothes
Not being a musician, but a music lover, there is always the voyeuristic pleasure listening to musicians points of view that could only be formed from being an active, performing musician. Michael ...
by Kimberly
Tradition, Repetition and Messiah
I am not a christian and have never really celebrated Christmas, although, for anyone, living in the Western world, christian or not, Christmas is not something that goes unnoticed.As I child I was ...
by Kimberly
Messiaen Century
Two days ago, on December 10th was Olivier Messiaen 100th birthday, or would have been, if he hadn't passed away in 1992.Messiaen began his musical career at the age of 11 when he started his studies ...
by Kimberly
The Heritage of Bel Canto
Anthony Tommasini, classical music critic of The New York Times, discusses the heritage of bel canto opera using the piano to demonstrate his
by Kimberly
Common Sense Verses Prestige
I have read in several places on the web that Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music has just closed a deal with Steinway, the largest in Steinway history for the purchase of 165 pianos, thus ...
by Kimberly
From Trash to Music And Back.
Concert Organist, Roman Krasnovsky spends his time between concerts and recitals and picking up the Trash in the Northern Israeli town of Karmiel.He performs both in Israel and abroad, but still ...
by Kimberly
New York City Opera in Dire Straits
From the NY Times: Due to the new financial situation we find ourselves in, The New York City Opera has had to exchange all it wonderful new plans of renewal and makeover for a more Conservative ...
by Kimberly
The Mikado in Arizona
This is a Behind The Scenes Video made by the Arizona Opera Company about the upcoming production of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera - The Mikado that will show in Tuscon on November the ...
by Kimberly
All Together Now...
In All branches of the art world, in fact in all creative fields there is alway the chicken and egg question. Who came first - the chicken or the egg - or who copied from who, or more sutely, who was ...
by Kimberly
Congratulations, Alex Ross!
I have been wanting to congratulate Alex Ross From the Rest Is Noise, of Whom I am a faithful reader, for being included in this truly amazing group of people by the MacArthur Foundation, and winning ...
by Kimberly
And The Winner is...Hermes Camacho, Iron Composer 2008
The winner of the Iron Composer 2008, Hermes Camacho, Title: Impressions of Wallpaper, Performer: Monument Piano Trio. Read about the Iron Compower on ArtSaha.
by Kimberly
Crossovers - Composing Musicians.
So we know that most composers don't play (maybe in private they do) and most musicians don't compose (maybe for the draw), Which is a puzzle in my mind. In order to compose you have got to have ...
by Kimberly
The Artist's Region
Us Humans like naming things. We name streets and neighbourhoods and cities and states, countries continents planets... need I go on?Usually named after humans of influence (or Mythological gods ...
by Kimberly
The Deep Connection Between Art And Money
poto credit bourgeoisbee The notion of making art not influenced by money is unfortunately a romantic and misguided notion.A lot of the decisions as to what and Orchestra or choir perform are ...
by Kimberly
Dancing Cameron Carpenter
I am not much of an organ fan.... but you have got to admit that this is a pleasure to watch. Cameron Carpenter certainly shows good showmanship and literally sparkles as he plays. Bryant ...
by Kimberly
Klaus Huber to Receive the 2009 Salzburg International Composition Award
Klaus Huber was announced yesterday as the recipient of the 2009 Salzburg Music Prize/International Composition Award.It is one of the Largest prizes in the music world and is worth about 80,000 Euro ...
by Kimberly
Dmitri Hvorostovsky at the Edinburgh Festival
Dmitri Hvorostovsky the Russian baritone who is considered by many to be one of the finest baritones of the 21st century, performed at the Edinburgh Festival with a program and wardrobe in which ...
by Kimberly

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