2009 Repertoire Report- Foster Beyers

This is what I’m talking about- Foster Beyers, a fairly regular commenter at Vftp and fine conductor, has submitted his list. It sounds like the conducting program at Minnesota must be a sweet setup for them to do so much opera. Thanks for contribuing, Foster. Keep those lists coming! KW   Hello Ken,   My name […]

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KW Repertoire Report 2007-9

We thought it would be interesting to combine the repertoire reports from 2007-9 to see if there are any interesting trends which emerge. Each year tends to have its own quirks, but over 3, one should be able to get a pretty balanced sense of what my interests are. Still, there are some glaring aberrations […]

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Messagesquisse mystery

Okay- our webstats here at Vftp show a sudden flurry of hits from a reader or readers obsessed with Pierre Boulez’s Messagesquisse for Solo Cello and Six Cellos. Written at the request of Mstislav Rostropovich as a birthday present for the conductor Paul Sacher, it is built on a 6 note theme based on the […]

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RIP- Grouchy Chuck

Sad news from Madison, courtesy of Jake Stockinger and the Well-Tempered Ear (read more here). Charles S. Lunde, the longtime and beloved record seller at Victor Music and then the Exclusive Company, has died. Charles passed away quietly on Dec. 13 at age 86. Charles had deep knowledge a of classical music and a ready […]

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Calling All Conductors- Copenhagen Conference

https://www.conductorsguild.org/main.asp?pageID=158 My colleagues on the board of the Conductors Guild have been working very hard to put together the best Guild conference ever. It just got better-  Two new reasons you absolutely cannot miss the Copenhagen conference: We will all have the opportunity to conduct the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in concert! That’s right—albeit briefly. […]

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The greatest development in music history

Not long ago, the IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project) had to go offline under legal threat. For those of you not in the know, the IMSLP is a library of scanned music in the public domain, uploaded by volunteers and available for anyone to download and print for free. Although the IMSLP has been […]

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