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Gene De Lisa
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Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953) Born November 8, 1883 in Streatham (South London), England. Died October 3, 1953 in Cork, Ireland. Dance in the Sunlight from Three Pieces for Small Orchestra Composed in 1928. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, timpani, percussion, harp and strings Duration: ~5 minutes. Sir Arnold Edward…
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(Click for larger image) Archie judges music according to an interesting criterion.
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You may remember when the Philadelphia Orchestra endured this bit of disrespect. It’s now the Atlanta Symphony’s turn. At a recent concert billed as “Il Divo and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” the audience saw Il Divo and the orchestra onstage, but heard Il Divo’s live performance accompanied by prerecorded tracks that were performed by an…
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Phil Winsor May 10, 1938 – January 24, 2012 I am saddened to learn that Phil passed away in January. Here is his official obituary. I met him in my very first class at North Texas when I started my doctorate in 1982. It turns out that it was also his first class teaching at…
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The world famous classical trumpeter Maurice André has died. He would have been 79 on May 21. He worked in the mines of southern France in his teenage years. His father encouraged him to learn the trumpet. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 18. In the early 50s, he launched his successful solo…
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Notion is an iPad app for music notation. One outstanding feature of Notion is that it gives you the ability to edit and playback scores using real audio samples performed by The London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Here is a cheezy marketing blurb complete with bad movie music. This is how you…
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Here is a clip of Pierre Boulez conducting the second movement (Fêtes) of Debussy's Nocturnes in London back in 1968.
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This is a wonderful animated short – even if you don’t know who Prokofiev was or understand Russian. Just enjoy the animation. I liked the portrait of Rimsky Korsakov (then Liadov and Glazunov) that came “alive” to give him advice. Apparently this won a medal in some film competition.
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A performance of Mahler’s ninth symphony by the New York Philharmonic, on January 10, 2012, was cut short 13 bars before the end. An iPhone located near the stage continued to play the default Marimba ringtone until conductor Alan Gilbert stopped the performance and addressed the guilty party directly. According to Paul Pelkonen’s Superconductor blog: “Mr. Gilbert…
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Booked for the Evening In celebration of the 98th birthday of William H. Scheide A concert to celebrate a life of words and music Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8:00pm Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall Princeton University To benefit Princeton Public Library Concert Program (you can click each image for a full size version) Mark…
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