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A Meditation on Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Tuesday, June 06, 2012
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It's Impossible to Talk About Music

Monday, June 06, 2012

I'm not sure if you readers out there in the blogosphere subscribe to Richard Dare's blog for The Huffington Post. Dare is the CEO and Managing Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and he has a surprisingly sharp and entertaining blog going. (I say…

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What I Learned from Performing in a Restaurant

Wednesday, May 05, 2012

… besides how to play Italian songs with as much schmaltz as possible and how to avoid stabbing the servers with my bow.

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Cello Sheet Music Recommendation: Elgar's Cello Concerto

Tuesday, May 05, 2012

Dear Alberta,It's fitting that such an elegaic concerto is the last concerto of our letters. (Sad face!) Edward Elgar composed his cello concerto, Op. 85, in the summer of 1919; it's hard to ignore the fact that he composed the concerto in Sussex,…

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"Going Home" -- Dvorak and America

Friday, April 04, 2012
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Quiz: Which Classical Composer are You?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

I know you've wondered who you'd be if you were a composer. Here's your opportunity to find out!

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Dvorak's String Quartet No. 12: Is There Anything American About It?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

In this week's letter to the violinist Alberta Barnes, I try to figure out what's so American about Dvořák's String Quartet No. 12.  

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An Apology for the Beethoven Violin Concerto

Friday, April 04, 2012

I defend Beethoven's Violin Concerto, a piece which I ardently love.

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Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major: Am I Allowed to Dislike It?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

In last week's series of letters, Alberta Barnes and I discussed Saint-Säens's Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78. This week we're tackling Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, which, for some reason, left me feeling indifferent. Want to…

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SHAR's 3rd Annual String Quartet Competition

Tuesday, April 04, 2012

SHAR Music is proud to announce the winners of its third annual Quartet Competition!

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