Famous Composers and Their Habits

Sometimes listeners have trouble identifying music they hear, and they try to at least guess the composer.  Sometimes it's easy (like Haydn vs. Bartok), but sometimes it's very difficult (Mozart vs. Haydn).  We all have our favorite composers that we can always identify, but no matter  who you are, there's…

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Chamber Music – The Best Way to Play

There are three basic categories of classical music that performers can choose from - orchestral music, solo music, and chamber music.  Obviously within those categories are infinite sub-categories and genres, but when we perform, we do so in one of those three ways.  I have loved chamber music since the…

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The Mount Rushmore of Classical Music

We often hear about the "Mt. Rushmore of......" when it comes to many things.  Usually it's sports-related (the Mr. Rushmore of baseball hitters, etc.), or even music (the Mt. Rushmore of bands).  Here is my Mt. Rushmore of classical music composers (rewritten from a lost blog post of a few…

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Beethoven’s 9th – The Greatest of the Symphonies

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.  I consider the 9th to be the Muhammad Ali of symphonies - The Greatest.  There is no other symphony that compares to the raw power and exceptional beauty that Beethoven provides in his 9th.…

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