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A Summer Night's Concert

I’m naive, very naive. Why?  Allow me to explain.

The annual Summer Night’s Concert featuring the Vienna Philaharmonica, was scheduled for Thursday Night, May 26th this year. 724 more words


Sol Gabetta, Leonard Slatkin, and the LA Philharmonic play Martinu and Berlioz - May 15, 2016

Disney Concert Hall

I’m a big Frank Gehry fan. Some critics say all of his buildings look a bit the same, and they may have a point. 674 more words


65. Tremolo Varieties 1

Composers, arrangers and orchestrators come from a wide range of backgrounds. For some, their passion for music began at a keyboard. This keyboard could have been a 61-note MIDI keyboard or a traditional 88-note piano keyboard or even a QWERTY keyboard. 2,707 more words

Music Scoring

OSCyL: Strauss, Berlioz y Tchaikovsky


STRAUSS: Don Juan, BERLIOZ: “Escena de amor” de Romeo y Julieta, TCHAIKOVSKY:  Sinfonía nº 5. 

Notas al programa de los conciertos de los días 27 y 28 de mayo de 2016. 2,845 more words

NSO's Berlioz Bash

Two things:

  1. Olesya Petrova is a phenomenal, breathtaking, delicate powerhouse.
  2. Simon Rattle sat (a few rows) behind me tonight (in the next section over).

I’m not ashamed of the fact that I’m familiar with (very) little of Berlioz’s music aside from Symphonie Fantastique, which is perhaps a bit shameful.   739 more words

Concert Review

Flott and me

In traditional ‘classical’ music concerts, direct engagement between performers and audience is still quite rare – though performers are learning slowly that, for generations younger than me, it is going to be essential if live music making is to survive. 590 more words

Triple Compound Toe Tappers, Day 1 – Lacrimosa from Grand Mass of the Dead by Hector Berlioz

This week’s theme is…Triple Compound Toe Tappers!  4/4 time is so prevalent in music of all styles that it has a nickname, “common time”.  If you say “common time” to a musician, you can bet they will understand that you intend each measure to have four beats, and each beat to divide in half.   1,424 more words