My thought for the day

A sign of truly great music is not just the extent to which it pleases the listener and satisfies our expectations and predilections, but the extent to which it irritates, confounds, frustrates and repels the listener, but keeps them listening anyway.     

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Sibelius 3- Taking it apart

When we think of rehearsals, we tend to think in terms of two main goals- improving our technical standards, and developing our shared vision of the music. There’s another less obvious process that can take place in  rehearsals, which, when it happens, can be more illuminating and helpful than either of the others. Rehearsals can […]

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Blame Canada!

From A.C Douglas at Sounds and Fury, a great discussion of the CBC’s coverage of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. My post of the day:  “One might argue that Canada’s state-funded way of doing such things is inimical to our market-driven, private-capital model which controls how we Americans go about handling such matters, and so the comparison is […]

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Upcoming Concert- Surrey Mozart Players, September 30

Concert Announcement Surrey Mozart Players Kenneth Woods, Music Director Saturday, September 30 7:30 PMElectric Theatre, Guildford Sibelius- Varsang (Spring Song) Nielsen- Flute Concerto             Katherine Baker, flute Sibelius Symphony No. 3 in C Major, op 52 Ken says-I’m really looking forward to this program…. It’s my first concert with the SMP as their official Music […]

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The Mahler Journey continues

For those of you who read and followed the original Mahler Journey thread on this blog, which chronicled the Oregon East Symphony’s 20th Anniversary performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2- The 21st Season of the Oregon East Symphony and Chorale will conclude on May 13, 2007 with a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in […]

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