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Podcast: In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Who Watches the Conductor?

ProMusic Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
ProMusic Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
8:00PM
January 18, 2014

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.

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr — Jet Lag

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
5:00AM
January 14, 2014

ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr spoke about how he deals with sleep…or the lack of it.

Janine Jansen: Exploited – Or Driven?

6:00AM
January
8, 2014

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen began violin studies at 6-years-old. Now 35, she has ascended to the ranks of the worlds finest violinists. Some have asked if she is there by choice, or has been pushed (some use the word exploited) by those around her.

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr – Favorite Conductors – Boulez

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
10:45PM
October 31, 2013

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.

Horror-filled Moments for Musicians

5:45AM
October
31, 2013

When a musician’s nightmares become reality

21st-Century Prodigy? Don’t Let Emily Bear Hear You Call Her That

4:14PM
October
11, 2013

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.

What Does Music Mean?

6:36AM
August
28, 2013

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…”

Getting Children Off the Streets and into Practice Rooms

2:09PM
August
26, 2013

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.

(Re)Discovering Jerome Moross

Jerome Moross
Jerome Moross
7:47AM
August 1, 2013

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 [...]

Soprano Licia Albanese Turns 100

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Licia Albanese in a recent photo. Today, she is 1oo and thought to be 104!
12:10PM
July
31, 2013

A great artist from a time gone by is still with us on a significant birthday.