Here are three American composers worth knowing better.
The sale of the most expensive musical instrument in history could be announced Wednesday. And it’s a viola. (Will the viola jokes stop now?)
Leopold Mozart to Wolfgang Mozart: “My son! You are hot-tempered and impulsive in all your ways!”
What a wonderful job to have! Stage lights, a live audience, and spending your life making music for others.
Whenever someone asks Timothy Russell, Conductor Emeritus of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, about his favorite composer or piece of music, he has a saying he likes to pull out. ”Whatever I’m conducting at the moment.” That is a simple answer to a complex question – but an honest one – for anyone in the music business. [...]
Leopold Mozart drops all of his cash flow problems onto Wolfgang’s lap – and slaps him with a bald-faced guilt trip to boot.
Top celebrate the official arrival of summer, this Saturday on The American Sound Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick brings you summer music that won’t have you dreaming of ice floes.
We’ll ring in the official start of summer on the next Fretworks program with banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck and his arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Prelude from the Violin Partita No. 3, a dazzling piece for any instrument. For a calmer musical experience, guitarist David Leisner will have American composer Lou Harrison’s lovely Serenade.
To paraphrase a famous line, friends don’t let friends play the oboe.