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Musical Indentured Servitude

“It’s really hard to make a living as a musician. It’s almost impossible.” – Billy Joel

In order to make a living with music, we have all done what we had to. 661 more words

Music History

Haydn and Bruckner from the Philadelphia Orchestra

I had been looking forward to hearing Jonas Kaufmann last weekend, but he was sick, and had to cancel a number of performances. I was disappointed. 371 more words


Surprise Symphony

For the past couple weeks, my son has been playing his own arrangement of Haydn’s Surprise Symphony (Symphony No. 94) on the piano. He was amused to read an account that said Haydn added the dynamic of a startling thunderous chord in an otherwise quiet, flowing movement to wake up a snoring concert goer. 83 more words


Really Clever Music, Day 5 - Minuet from Symphony No. 47 by Franz Joseph Haydn

This week’s theme is…Really Clever Music!  All lovers of music respond to its mysterious ability to move them, often describing its effect as soul-deep.  Unlike any other art, music most directly communicates emotions and passions extremely convincingly, and that is why it is so loved.   1,519 more words