Performance Today, today

Today (October 30th), Performance Today, produced by American Public Media, broadcast two recent live performances from the Orchestra of the Swan and yours truly. The first hour of the program opened with a movement from our live recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. Tenorsaurous rex Brennen Guillory sings “Der Trunkene im Frühling.” You […]

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Andrew Patner/WFMT “Critical Thinking” on Gal and Krasa Complete String Trios

Last  week’s episode of critic, author and journalist Andrew Patner’s show “Critical Thinking” on WFMT-Chicago features discussion of and selections from our new recording of the trios of Hans Gal and Hans Krasa. You can listen to the episode on the WFMT website here, or download the podcast here: Download MP3 (right-click and choose “save as” to download) Our […]

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In the band?

Hello Vftp readers! I’m writing to you from high above the Atlantic ocean, en route from a tense and nervous Heathrow airport, where the deportation of Abu Hamza has once again convinced those in power that the only thing that can keep us safe from the murdering madmen who roam the planet is to hassle […]

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What do you do when Beethoven doesn’t give you a metronome marking?

Reblogged from Broken Thirds, the Epomeo Blog   It’s been a few months since I sat down for a rehearsal with my colleagues in Ensemble Epomeo, but next week we begin a busy two-week tour of the East Coast, with a mountain of repertoire to learn- four huge programs in all. Central to most of […]

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