David Danzmayr is the new music director for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Through a series of conversations with Classical 101’s Boyce Lancaster, we are getting to know him a little better.
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The ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive,continues Friday and Saturday, August 9-10, at 8pm each evening on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory.
There is something about Mozart which seems to cross the boundaries of country, age, and era.
What a wonderful job to have! Stage lights, a live audience, and spending your life making music for others.
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.
How much do you need to know about the personal life of composers before you try to interpret their music? ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr has some thoughts.
Does Schubert better typify Austrian music than Mozart?
Are Franz Schubert’s symphonies poorly written?
I asked ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr if he ever watches himself conduct.
‘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.