Strauss Jr., Johan

Turned Off or Turned On?

In his article for Music Australia entitled: What’s Turning Young People Off Classical Music Concerts? Graham Strahle poses the question “. . .what are the barriers that seem to be…

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Mickey Mouse & Mozart

. . .one of my longer rants. Professional symphony orchestras in the United States face an annual challenge that we refer to in jest, belying the utter seriousness of the…

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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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Calling all Patrons’ Dinner Attendees – Want to Conduct The Discovery Orchestra?

Have you been waiting all your life to stand in front of an orchestra? Have you reserved your spot at our Patrons’ Dinner at Drew University this Sunday, April 19th?…

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The ‘Art Song’ Challenge

The term ‘art song’ has always disturbed me a little bit. What song is not a work of art, and therefore not an ‘art song?’ Are ‘art songs’ in the…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 58 – Noticing Tempo Change

How’s the pace of your life? Perhaps here’s the answer!

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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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