The Storytelling Talent of Willem Mengelberg

Perhaps it's a newly-found dedication to investigating the legacy of musicians no longer discussed for the sake of the latest trend. Perhaps it's being involved a project at work to perform and record what seems like all the Mahler symphonies. Maybe it's the phenomenon of sentimentality brought on by knowing you have fewer years in …

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On Being Moved

At rehearsal with the MYSers: We have been working on Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's magnum opus, Scheherazade. It can be argued that next to The Flight of the Bumblebee that it's the most often-played piece he wrote. In recent years I have taken to the idea of taking a larger, multi-movement piece and breaking it up over …

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