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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Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Firebird concert last Sunday! Not being very familiar with Stravinsky’s music, I guess I expected a lot of atonal sounds, but found the work exciting and challenging – aided greatly by the educational exercises Maestro Maull had us do. It was also great to see so many young people there – that is wonderful outreach you offer. Best wishes for another great season!

— Discover The Firebird attendee

 

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