We asked composer Michael Fine: when did you discover your vocation for composing:
“I began composing four years ago. Although the act of composition was prompted by my wife’s diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma and her suggestion that I do something ‘creative,’ it was also the logical next step after a lifetime love for music which began in early childhood listening to recordings with my grandfather, a half-century as a clarinetist, Continue reading Composer Michael Fine, Grammy Award winning producer→
Mattia Rondelli is a young Italian conductor, who had already many occasions to work on opera concerts, and he is passionate for the Italian composer Giuseppe Sarti. Being asked about the perspective of which classical music is something that no one would eliminate from his life (even for those who never listen to it), this is what he answered: Continue reading Cogito Ergo Music – a Question of Method in Classical Music→
Exploring effects of Generation Management in Music and Art
By Irma de Jong
Today we have more different generations working in companies, conservatories, universities and orchestras, than before. In fact, in the year2020, we’ll have 5 different generations all together on the work floor. The differences are very much determined by the latest 20 years of developments in technology and digitalisation. Especially the internet has changed our society drastically. So how could generation management serve us? Continue reading Understanding Generation Management in the Performing Arts→
MUSIC E-Learning evolution, latest techniques, and ultimate systems and methods
Under the very renown word “E-learning” we can find several millions of articles, videos, blogs, vlogs, and many more modalities through which people communicate their knowledge to others. And the same happens for music e-learning in particular. It’s a very logical consequence of the native attitude that people have to share. Continue reading E-LEARNING EVOLUTION – ULTIMATE METHODS→
Rudolf Koelman’s legendary phone conversation with Jascha Heifetz – on video
Rudolf Koelman was one of Jascha Heifetz last pupils. In the eighties and nineties, he was one of the major violin talents in the Netherlands. He studied with Herman Krebbers. Later, as a most beloved student of Jascha Heifetz, the god among violinists, he made his international breakthrough. Continue reading Jascha Heifetz “Your mother is not your date”→
Everyone who likes Fender Vintage Guitars and blues guitarists knows about the quite famous “Black 1”, the Stratocaster which John Mayer usually plays both for studio recording and live performances. Amongst the scenario of the most particular Fender Guitar icons, this is undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated, despite its so rather strange details.
André Rieu – “Heringe Biete” concerts and Johann Strauss Orchestra
By Irma de Jong
I remember André Rieu and his “Heringe biete” (Maastricht dialect for “to bite a haring”) Concerts that he used to organise around Carnival, in the beginning of the nineties in Maastricht his home town. At that time I was working occasionally at the ticket office of the Theater aan het Vrijthof, the
Fantastic playing of acoustic Nirvana arrangement “Smells like a teen spirit” (video)
Back from Cremona Mondo Musica 2017, we found a great guitarist playing a great piece. His name is Gavino Loche, and he was playing an unbelievable version of Nirvana’s hit single “Smells like a teen spirit”.