Winograd, Peter

Slipped Disc, The inside track on classical music and related cultures

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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Your “listening guide” amazes me, in that it is a means of illustrating the role of various instrumental sections in communicating and “telling” a story. My background is science and technology so the 1 -1 ½ hours listening to a symphony with your presentation was an exciting learning experience I was not expecting.You are an exceptional talent and personality to be able to introduce someone like myself to the very complicated language of a symphony.

— Outreach Program Attendee

 

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