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.”
‘Putnam’s Camp’ by Charles Ives contains layer after layer of seemingly unrelated rhythms, melodies, and meters. Yet, they are there for a specific purpose.
The “glamorous” life of a musician is not always that glamorous.
The concertmaster is the last musician onstage before the conductor – and any soloist in, say, a concerto. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr about the role of the Concertmaster.
A question that comes up from time to time at concerts is, “Couldn’t they amplify the (insert any instrument here) so we could hear it better over the orchestra?” In the latest edition of the podcast we talk about this subject.
Oftentimes it seems conductors are up there waving their arms, but no one in the orchestra is watching. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr says looks can be deceiving – that there is a lot more communication going on than meets the eye – and it all starts with the Concertmaster.
ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr spoke about how he deals with sleep…or the lack of it.
At one time, if you assembled a group of talented musicians, the concert hall would fill with music lovers. Now, even putting a world-class orchestra on stage is no guarantee of success.
A decisive modern wrinkle can be technology. The Metropolitan Opera’s live movie-theater simulcasts start at 12:55 p.m. East Coast time to avoid backstage gridlock at Lincoln Center between afternoon and evening performances of different productions.