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Pithy Quotes from Sir Thomas Beecham on Music

The grand tune is the only thing in music that the great public really understands. The humor of Sir Thomas Beecham, though tinged with cynicism,...

Answers to Search Terms (II)

Continued from Part I. More comments on Google search terms that hit on this blog: how to play Iron Man (or XXX) on french horn The best...

Tuckwell’s Favorite Recordings

This article was originally part of a review of events at IHS Brisbane 2010.  The final afternoon session was Jonathan Stoneman interviewing Barry Tuckwell on...

Vienna Horns Jurassic Park

Fans of the Vienna Horn should love this new video. I do! The topic is the Vienna Horn on Mellocast episode 105. I have touched...

Of Standing Horses and the Horns of Interlochen

This summer I was honored to join the horn faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Founded in 1928 and known for many...

Things you can do with a Music Education Degree

One of the things I get to do every year as a full time college professor is produce an "Annual Review," and one of...

Photograph: Study in contrast, II

I have been using this shot as a Facebook profile lately. I love the simplicity.

‘Listening’ with Your Whole Body

Hearing music is not necessarily limited to the ears. Take for example musician, composer and speaker Evelyn Glennie. Ms. Glennie has been profoundly - not completely -...

A Summer to Remember—1983; An Interview with Bruce Richards

Bruce Richards recently wrote in his site Living the Dream of “Four Summers That Changed My Life.” I was particularly interested to read this...

Doors Close, Windows Open: On Getting Fired

On getting the axe. George Carlin was, if anything, a brilliant observer of our American culture and its quirky social trends. In this video, he...