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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Long Layoff – Getting Started Again!

For those of you just joining us, I usually post 2-3 times every month.  You may have noticed an almost two month layoff.  Hopefully you did because that means you actually visit here regularly :).  I enjoy creating new content and updating my site regularly but sometimes life takes over…

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Myths of Classical Music Debunked (Mostly)

For those of us who make our living performing classical music, loving it is a no-brainer.  Explaining it to the uninitiated is another matter completely.  It has become increasingly more difficult for the general population to take the plunge and listen to classical music.  Personally, I think it's because of…

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