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December 15   -  

The Color of Chords

Technically, winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21. Although this is still autumn, the world outside my window is grey and dreary. The burst of colors brought on by changing leaves left us weeks ago. The blisters on my thumb from ...

December 15   -  

Nathan Milstein: 'Paganiniana'

The violinist is Milstein himself.

December 15   -  

To Vibrato or not to Vibrato, that is the Question!

Vibrato is perhaps one of the thornier issues in music, especially with singers. Let’s start with instruments first as this might be a wee bit simpler. In classical music there is a simple rule of thumb that can help you: The older the music, ...

December 15   -  

New Music, New Year, New Ideas

I am concocting something new. It’s too early to talk about it, even though I have been working on it for a couple of months, but I might be able to share more after the New Year.

December 15   -  

Please Join me at My Last Show of the 2014 Holiday Season

This weekend is Salvage Siren’s FINAL show of the 2014 holiday season. Here is all of the show info: Handmade NW Formal Holiday Artisans Fair Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Red Rose Ballroom 1829 NE Alberta St. Portland, Oregon 97211 * Free ...

December 15   -  

Classical Weekend, January 2015

Santa Fe Pro Musica Classical Weekend January 2015 Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra Thomas O’Connor, conductor Per Tengstrand, piano Recital: Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30pm St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art Orchestra: ...

December 15   -  

F. Scott Fitzgerald

December 15   -  

USA - CALIFORNIA - LOS ANGELES

Writing a review of The Philharmonic Orchestra in the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

December 15   -  

Schumann Romance 1 for Oboe

One of my first professional videos, I love playing this piece by Schumann. He wrote it as part of a series of three for his beloved wife, Clara, an exquisite pianist herself. Theirs was a devoted marriage and a musical match made in heaven. I hope ...

December 15   -  

Rhythmic Dictation

We walked into the sterile theory classroom at the start of the 2nd term in 3rd year music. It was 9:00 AM, probably on a foggy Monday morning. It was the beginning of atonal music theory. The professor was leaning against his desk, silent. Waiting ...
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