“Anything you can do, I can do better.” So sang Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. Whether it’s on ice skates, in Cirque de Soleil, or in a concert hall, clowning around often is more difficult than playing it straight. Victor Borge set the tone for Classical comedy, followed quickly by Peter Schickele’s alter-ego [...]
Does Schubert better typify Austrian music than Mozart?
Are Franz Schubert’s symphonies poorly written?
After Lera Auerbach’s piano teacher heard that she was composing, he told her, “I don’t want to hear anything about it. I don’t care what you do in your spare time as long as long as it doesn’t take away from piano practice.”
There is a big difference between humor IN music and humor WITH music.
I asked ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr if he ever watches himself conduct.
Anu Tali, in town to conduct the Columbus Symphony, is in great demand as a guest conductor and has recently accepted the position of Music Director with the Sarasota Orchestra.
When you start counting women who are conductors, a number of names jump quickly to mind. Marin Alsop. JoAnn Faletta. Jane Glover. Then it becomes a bit tough.