The 10 Worst Things About Playing the Oboe

19, 2014

To paraphrase a famous line, friends don’t let friends play the oboe.

Apple iPad Commercial Spotlights Classical Composer

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A new Apple iPad advertisement spotlights conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen as he used the device to write and score music
June 17, 2014

Composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has created an app so people from all walks of life, casual listeners and newbies to seasoned music lovers can enjoy classical music in a more satisfying, and much cooler, way.

Historic Trondlin Fortepiano Lives in Worthington

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A Tröndlin Fortepiano, built in the early 1800's, can be seen at the Orange Johnson House in Worthington.
12, 2014

When Ben Wiant was asked why he invests so much time and energy into saving one instrument, he says it is because they are irreplaceable. Even when instruments are painstakingly reproduced, they sound different, because they are different.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Variety is the Spice of (Musical) Life

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
3, 2014

I have found that the more I know about and listen to composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky, the more I appreciate well-crafted and well-performed music of other types.

Top 12 Classical Science Fiction Film Soundtracks

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2001: A Space Odyssey is well known for it's profound classical soundtrack.
3, 2014

Music and film are inextricably linked. The right music can make a bad film tolerable, a good film better, and a great film a classic.

‘Time for Three’ Violinists Left Standing on Tarmac by Airline

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Time for Three
May 27, 2014

US Airways was not excited about Time for Three’s violinists, Nicholas Kendall and Zachary De Pue, when they tried to carry their violins onto a flight from Charlotte NC which was headed to Northwest Arkansas. They were told to put them in the hold.

Gavin George: A Prodigy in the Truest Sense of the Word

16, 2014

“He plays staples and milestones of the piano literature, the fare of the greatest virtuosos, with not only complete technical control and ease, but also musical understanding and maturity, decades beyond his age. He is a prodigious talent, and I am very happy to be working with him.” pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi

50 Greatest Classical Recordings of All Time

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Abbey Saint-Michel de Cuxa where Pablo Casals made a recording of the Bach Cello Suites in the mid-50s.
15, 2014

Pablo Casals, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suites, BBC Music Magazine

How Has Technology Changed Music?

14, 2014

We’ve all been there…dorm rooms wide open and music blasting. Neighbors having a loud backyard barbecue. Construction sending a visceral sound wave through the office building.