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George Gershwin’s Enormous Legacy

George Gershwin at Piano
George Gershwin, taking jazz into the hallowed concert halls
12:56PM
November
3, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about George Gershwin’s enormous legacy.

Robert Schumann: Great Compsoer, So-So Orchestrator

Robert Schumann.
Robert Schumann, probably pondering how to be a better orchestrator
11:04AM
October 29, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Robert Schumann, a great composer who needs a little ‘help’ from conductors to make his orchestra music sing.

Conducting Small Gems

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky by Nikolay Kuznetsov
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky by Nikolay Kuznetsov, 1893
2:55PM
October
23, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about conducting small gems.

Editing Versus Altering a Score

Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann wrote thickly when thin might have been better
2:04PM
October 20, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about finding the line between editing a composer’s piece, and altering a piece.

Pieces that Will Prolong the Life of Orchestras

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
What's the right balance between performing old and familiar, versus new and unfamiliar?
10:42AM
October
20, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about new (and old) works that may prolong, or shorten, the lives of orchestras.

Richard Wagner: The Brilliant Egomaniac

Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner
11:34AM
October 19, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Richard Wagner, whose long, massive works makes some classical lovers to recoil.

Such Profound Text, But Why Such Happy Music?

memorial taken in Belém, Lisbon.
The music belongs to the time, not necessarily to the text
3:41PM
October
14, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about how such sad, profound text can carry with it seemingly cheerful music.

Every Note We Play Is Meant To Be Shared

Royal Albert Hall audience
When the orchestra speaks the audience's exact language, it's magic
4:45PM
October
10, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about how much easier and joyful it is when the symphony and audience can connect.