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Category Archives: classical music
As important as positive recommendations are, its also important doubt places you shouldn’t go. In the past, I’ve written positively about Ross Hill (luthier), P.J. Tan’s Violin Shop, and the String Emporium(e.g., here and here). Given the recent grief me … Continue reading
Matt Heller (double bassist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra) was on Contrabass Conversations recently discussing the ISB convention.
I’m currently reading Elijah Wald‘s book How the Beatles Destroyed Rock and Roll. In it he discusses the views of John Philip Sousa towards recording and the dissemination of “machine-made music.” The quote below is from Sousa’s essay “The Menace … Continue reading
I recently made an airline trip with my bass in my new Tuff-Lite bass trunk. Overall, the trip was pretty easy (surprisingly). Everyone was nice and my bass was well-cared for by the baggage and airline folks. I’ve included a … Continue reading
I recently listened to an interview with conductor Gerard Schwarz on a Naxos Podcast. The main thrust of the interview is Arthur Foote (additional information, scores at IMSLP) and why his music isn’t played as much as it perhaps should … Continue reading