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Suggested Pogram: Ralph Vaughan-Williams: The Wasps Overture Joseph Haydn: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?, from The Last 7 Words of Christ, Hob. XX.1 Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 – Chamber Orchestra Version by
To learn more about this Episode, please visit the Houston Symphony webpage for On the Music! Enjoy your listening. Here is also my version of the Symphony, recorded with Filarmonica Joven de Colombia on January 29, 2017, in Bogota, Colombia: <iframe
Nine decades old today, Pierre Boulez is a towering figure in 20th century music: a revolutionary composer who has influenced at least five generations, and a conductor who championed the new and the challenging. If you want to be convinced that the
Originally published in the Houston Symphony Magazine in January 2015. Republished here with the permission of the editors. Musically Speaking: A Bonfire where we Gather to Share our of Love of Music. A Conversation with Carlos Andrés Botero We recently
On 29 January, Sir Simon Rattle received the Sibelius medal, the highest award of the Sibelius Society of Finland. The medal was presented to him by the Finnish Ambassador Päivi Luostarinen in the presence of Janna Virkkunen, the great-grandson of
when do we know that our efforts are being completed? When is a good moment to say “I got this”?
These and more questions pertaining the balance between practice and performances
For our first post, and to welcome this Blog, I have chosen two of my favorite quotes. Music is sound, and sound has to become, not just “be.” As a result of this understanding, his music was always new, and