Much has been said about Schubert’s golden achievement, the more than 600 songs he gave the world, and those who interpret them.
Most of the time, we easily identify a sound and know what has caused it. This proves not to be, however, unfailingly the case.
The recent changing of the guard within the Dutch monarchy did not make for quite the same sort of watching as the last time around.
All my life, a concert has always been the most thrilling activity (either as performer or member of the audience) I could participate in.
In the struggle to live purposefully during the short span of an individual life, it’s a revelation to discover that rhythm is everything.
A few remarks about an incomparable recording, by a most extraordinary duo, and Maurice Ravel, Impressionist composer of marvelous music for violin and piano
Some self-centered ramblings on how one’s talking can deteriorate from private musings to public utterances and make it seem like progress
A brief discussion of the wonders of these digital times we’re living in and how a card really is not a card until it becomes a card
Symphony orchestra musicians are a special breed, particularly when headed to Madeira; we will get there when we get there (or not, as the case may be).
A violin concerto sets up certain expectations, but it turns out that the ear has a mind and some unexpected memories of its own.