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Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus

Ligeti, Liszt, Chopin, Bartók

A mostly-Hungarian morning with the Mozarteum Orchestra in the Great Festival House, with works by LigetiLiszt, and Bartók… 401 more words


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Sitting in a coffee shop on the eve of the Electoral College vote, with “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” playing on the shitty tinny sound system. I try to tune it out, but it’s the saddest version I’ve ever heard. 126 more words

Trumpeter Brian McWhorter: Ligeti's "Mysteries of the Macabre"

There is so much to love and study about this performance, and not just Brian McWhorter’s superb tone, technique, and intonation. It’s a great reminder how much other “stuff” is behind a good performance, not just the sounds coming out of your horn: stage presence, facial expressions, movement, yadda yadda. 66 more words

Trumpeters On Video

Online Resources #1: Ligeti, Boulez, Stravinsky and Benjamin

Anybody with a moderate interest in modern musicology will have noticed that the practice of performance as a form of musicological research has become more valued than ever. 341 more words

General Interest

Get Your Exercise, Day 2 – Etude No. 8, "Metal" by Gyorgy Ligeti

This week’s theme is…Get Your Exercise!  If you want to get stronger, you’ll go to a gym and work out.  But musicians can get stronger too, and to get their exercise, they might practice an etude, which is a French word for a piece of music written to strengthen a particular skill.   1,156 more words


Mind-Reading Musicians

Tech-junkies, creatives, music lovers, and people just looking for inspiration should enjoy this project. It’s what happens when you combine all of these elements. Without an agency or any budget. 409 more words