Category: Performances

Mozart and Bruckner – InstantEncore

Mozart and Bruckner – InstantEncore Our Columbus Symphony concerts from last weekend. Christopher Seaman conducted, and did a marvelous job with the entire preparation and performance process. One couldn’t ask for a more clear and thoughtful conductor, with a great…

The Other Side of Entertainment

“Nothing communicates better than art. It is quicker than language and clearer than philosophy.” Frederick Weisman “If the key is in question in Shostakovich, it’s always in the minor.” Gunther Herbig I’ve been using Twitter to query my followers about…

Siroccos, Gremlins and Brahms

Tonight’s Columbus Symphony concert went well. The difficult passages in the Sierra “Fandangos” were, as I expected, mostly for “effect”, meaning the notes themselves didn’t matter as much as the shape and volume of the passage. Delfs used the word…

Arabesques, by Paul Jeanjean

Arabesque- a curly, ornate, geometrical pattern, sometimes flowery; a ballet pose of ornate grace. A well chosen title, if not particularly original, for Paul Jeanjean’s little ditty, and one of the more popular clarinet solos of all the literature. I…