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Muti, Depardieu: Prokofiev's Ivan the Terrible

Riccardo Muti. Gérard Depardieu. Ivan the Terrible. Need I say more??

Last night was actually the first performance ever given by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra of Prokofiev’s score to Sergei Eisenstein’s film,  198 more words


68. Unisons

Orchestration is about making choices, picking the instruments of the orchestra to support the score, to produce the desired sound. The utilitarian choice: put the melody in the higher voices with harmony below such that the harmony does not overpower the melody. 3,130 more words


Ship B Sinkin'

The subject of my post is, admittedly, wishful thinking, but anytime I have the opportunity to quote the great Knick, Michael J. Richardson, I jump at the chance. 173 more words