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Not Their Thing

A recent search online connected me with an interesting 1984 article from the archives of The New York Times entitled, Education: Classical Music Not Their Thing. Gene I. Maeroff discusses…

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Cause for Hope

There is a significant ray of sunshine out there. Perhaps the biggest cause for hope regarding the future of classical music revolves around the efforts of one Jose Antonio Abreu,…

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Fiddle-and-Fa-La-La Fest!

This is what it looked like on Saturday June 7, 2014 as the first ever concert of El Sistema New Jersey took place in the lobby of the New Jersey…

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Oi Vey! Not Another One!

contributor Mark Vanhoenacker offered yet another in the unending series of obituaries for classical music on January 21, 2014, entitled Requiem – Classical Music in America is dead. Vanhoenacker quotes…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 107 – The Death of Classical Music Part 1

There is much discussion these days about the death of classical music. “Classical music is not going to die” says Maestro Maull. Find out why in this Chat!

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The Bernstein Legacy

If you were born before 1975 in the United States, chances are you may have seen one or, hopefully, many more of Leonard Bernstein’s televised Young People’s Concerts. For those…

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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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