In this final part of our concertmaster conversation, David Danzmayr mentions that he sometimes steps back and leaves the orchestra to play segments of pieces alone, because thereare times that the conductor can just “get in the way.”
Sure, Mozart was a genius. But he wasn’t the only one.
Conductor and arranger Peter Breiner has made an intriguing setting for guitar and orchestra of music from George Bizet’s opera Carmen. Bizet’s 1875 opera is so full of good tunes, Breiner made his arrangement into four movements lasting about 50 minutes.
Musical art this Saturday with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Later this year, another now iconic film will be screened with a live musical performance. The Godfather, by Francis Ford Coppola, will be shown in the Royal Albert Hall with a live performance of Nino Rota’s soundtrack. Could Columbus be next?
The highly esteemed Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink will be 85 on Tuesday, and he’s still going strong in the concert halls and releasing new recordings.
There is more to the Concertmaster’s job than just playing “all of the really tough solos.” In our second look at the Concertmaster’s position, ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr begins to describe in more detail the role played by the person sitting at the front of the violin section.
Recommending a wonderful new recording of Verdi’s Otello, conducted by Riccardo Muti
Mozart obviously loved to compose. Except when he didn’t.
Once again this year, and by presidential proclamation, March is Women’s History Month in America. Saturday evenings in March on The American Sound, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick showcases music by some of America’s best contemporary composers – who also happen to be women.