A lifetime of performing classical music onstage leaves various mementos in its wake, including a closet of black concert clothing.
So much has been written about Puccini operas. Here, mere observations from someone privileged to play in the pit now and then.
While the journey continues and is still in progress, it is not really possible to measure exactly how far one has come.
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.
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.
Some self-centered ramblings on how one’s talking can deteriorate from private musings to public utterances and make it seem like progress
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).