Katherine Hoover, a composer of flute music and other works, was my flute teacher for a number of years; here is a personal tribute.
What follows is another brief look at such graceful items as a ceramic violin, obviously inspired by the original stringed instrument of wood.
Audience members who have been annoyed due to the bad manners of others may believe the problem is worsening, but it is nothing new.
Jan Stulen has written a book titled The Tao of Conducting. It is in Dutch, but let us hope that an English translation is forthcoming soon.
The great and true conductors know what their mission is, but it is sad to note how many there are of another sort entirely.
It is a subject debated with predictable regularity, for we still do not know the answer: will the symphony orchestra as we know it survive?
The late Arnold Eidus is remarkable for having relinquished his brilliant career as a concert violinist to do something very different.
The overabundant use of courtesy accidentals (also known as cautionary accidentals) is causing terrible discomfort in music reading.
The versatile, thoughtful artist Arman left the world a glittering wealth of, among other marvelous things, resonant music sculpture.
It is a term used loosely and also very specifically, that of fiddling. Here follows an idiosyncratic glance at a few places it turns up.