The beauty is in the differences! Houston Symphony Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero discusses how to find meaning in musical contrasts.
Instrument strings used to be made out of WHAT? Houston Symphony Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero explores how strings have changed over the centuries.
Time for a little night music! Houston Symphony Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero shares some favorite classical music pieces inspired by the night.
From a days-long experience in the Himalayas to a 6-minute symphony, Carlos Andrés Botero, Houston Symphony Musical Ambassador, discusses some of the longest and shortest musical works ever written for an orchestra.
Rise and shine! Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero counts down five pieces of classical music inspired by sunrises, from Bruckner to Haydn.
One of the most influential descriptions of characteristics shared in German-speaking cultures in the late 18th and early 19th centuries was from Christian Schubart’s 1806 missive Ideen zu einer Aesthetik der Tonkunst Ideas toward an Aesthetic of Music. Beethoven himself had a copy of the book with copious annotations on the margins. These characteristics are drawn from Schubart’s writings.
Fermatas, a pause of undetermined duration, might help us understand the times we are living now.
Did you know Beethoven would count one by one the beans in order to make his morning coffee?