Here’s a piece to play for someone who thinks classical music is boring and/or relaxing. (Fritz Reiner conducts the Chicago Symphony in the second movement of Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.)
Rules for young conductors
For those of you who ever wonder what, exactly, a conductor does (and for those who are just curious), we offer you Rules for Young Conductors by the conductor and teacher Pierre Monteux. These won’t answer every question you might
A video of one of Leonard Bernstein’s last rehearsals has recently surfaced. … The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first major American orchestra to visit South Africa. … The Houston Symphony has named a new CEO, someone from Orange County.
Audio: Prokofiev ‘Scythian Suite’
When I was in college, a brass player majoring in music, the Chicago Symphony set the gold standard for brass playing, and my fellow music students and I always listened to their records with mouths agape. I was reminded of