Winograd, Peter

The End of Classical Music Criticism?

Norman Lebrecht, British commentator on music, culture and author of the classical music blog Slipped Disc, wrote in a post Another US Newspaper Deletes Classical Reviews, “The Hartford Courant has…

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Can’t Get It Out Of My Head!

The topic of ear worms – or music that continues to play in our heads of its on accord – is one of I’ve taken up in a previous blog…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 141- Musical Comfort Food

Maestro Maull shares his thoughts about music that feels incredibly comforting using Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 to illustrate.

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 47 – Did you say spiccato?

Bouncing off the walls? Try bouncing off the string!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 45 – Special Effects Part 3

Are you trembling? Hope not – but doing so musically is an amazing effect!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 43 – Another Virtuosic Technique

Pizzicato – it’s not a menu item in an Italian restaurant! Discovery Orchestra Concertmaster Peter Winograd demonstrates left-hand pizzicato.

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“I found this [Discover Dvorak’s New World video series] on Amazon Prime by chance. It is one of the best instructional videos I know…I am a keen amateur musician and although I try hard, I find music theory from a book somewhat hard to digest. However, the explanations and examples in this video are clear and enjoyable…The video teaches you to listen and encourages you to keep listening because it is fun!”

— Amazon U.K. review

 

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