In part two of a four part series, Classical 101′s Boyce Lancaster and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr continued their discussion about what makes a great performance and recording…and which conductors do it best, in his opinion. This week we discuss Pierre Boulez.
There is a young lady named Emily Bear who has had the word prodigy attached to her name by many, but she’d rather you not.
The comment I hear most often, from both longtime classical music listeners and those who are either new or occasional listeners, is, “I don’t really know a lot about classical music, but…”
I was saddened to see street corners of kids just hanging out while wasting valuable time they could be utilizing in a more productive way. Most of all, I was disappointed to find too many people who thought it was someone else’s job to provide them with musical opportunities.
Oftentimes I will mention a composers name to someone and see not the first hint of recognition. I should not be surprised. Most people who share my love of music do not have the luxury of digging into the lives of composers and performers that is part of my daily routine. Nothing increases the pleasure [...]
A great artist from a time gone by is still with us on a significant birthday.
If Dmitri Shostakovich ran into J.S. Bach at a cocktail party…would they have anything to talk about? Yes!
The new owner of the Guarnerius del Jesu violin, which was purchased for a record amount, presented it to Anne Akiko Meyers earlier this year. The violin had sat silent for 50 years.
A recent OSU study shows how music improves the lives of patients on ventilators.