(or inspiration) The Preciousness of the Live Music Experience A soapbox moment (cover image by Adrian Korte) If my memory serves me correctly, my first post on this blog, back when I thought I’d listen to and leave notes about … Continue reading The Importance of Excellence
Well, that was fun. In most cases, I end up preparing/presenting a month or so of posts as a program, building around an idea or connecting things by some underlying concept. But not this month. Also, drop down below to the … Continue reading New November wrap-up (and soapbox)
I have read two recent articles about trends (or just culture) in the concert hall and what’s acceptable, what’s considered “polite,” or expected or appropriate, for either newcomers or the long-time patrons, and I have thoughts. As a regular concertgoer … Continue reading The Sacredness of the Concert Hall
…. if anything Music, in whatever form, is just one of those things. It is, for most humans, an enjoyable, even integral, part of life. It is very rare that I meet someone who doesn’t have an opinion about, taste … Continue reading What does your taste say about you?
This is necessary. as a member of the audience, taken low and against my chest so as not to disturb others As posted last week, I attended a concert a number of months ago (that I just now got around … Continue reading Concert Etiquette
For a blog like this with the purpose of sharing and explaining (at least the basics of) classical music, that may seem like a strange title. And I’m going to step up on my soapbox for a bit here, but really…. For most of you, you don’t like classical music. When I tell people I enjoy classical music or that it’s all I listen to or that I write about it, some respond with (in Chinese) “I love classical music! The moonlight sonata is my favorite,” or they hum Beethoven’s fifth or talk about how much they love Clair de … Continue reading No, you don’t like classical music