I’m hoping this will start to disabuse people of the notion that classical education is all about 4 year development cycles. The classical tradition is about inquiry, ideas, and character rather than intellectual achievement. 1,430 more words
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From the University of Cambridge … I’m willing to bet this isn’t the only example of Classical Tradition being taken to ‘the next level':
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As Ireland marks the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf – portrayed as a heroic encounter between Irish and Vikings which defined the nation’s identity – new research argues that our main source for what happened may be more literary history than historical fact.
I was recently asked in a meeting what I had been learning by sight-reading (unrehearsed) and performing (rehearsed) classical in bars, clubs and restaurants.
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I often write in blog comments about the need for musicians to assume the lead making classical music (esp. symphonic music) truly accessible. By saying truly, I mean going beyond the usual exercise of playing a traditional program for elders at a church or kids at a school, or showing that an orchestra can cover a popular song. 423 more words