New crossroads on and beyond musical paths – Part II

Cutting edges of violin playing  

Last week we wrote about Malwina Sosnowksi and her adventures in Brazil. When she returned to Switzerland she found herself within 10 days ending up booking a flight to New Delhi and heading off to beautiful India. This time as a backpacker and attached to it, an old and modest but playable violin inside a very moderate but light violin case, both perfectly fitting her violin playing plans for the coming two months. Continue reading New crossroads on and beyond musical paths – Part II

Composer Michael Fine, Grammy Award winning producer

Interview with Grammy Award winning producer Fine about composing

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

Originally posted 2017-03-14 13:10:41.

Cogito Ergo Music – a Question of Method in Classical Music

A reflection about classical music by Mattia Rondelli

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

Originally posted 2017-03-08 12:00:32.

Understanding Generation Management in the Performing Arts

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 year 2020, 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

Originally posted 2017-03-06 09:21:25.

Classical guitar recording – secrets from professionals

Classical guitar recording like a pro

To learn something it’s always very useful to see professionals at work.

We normally write about how to record your own music at home but consider that the most efficient methods are often brought from professional experience, and this is one of the cases.

Before going to the video, we want to mention some precious indications that come from

Continue reading Classical guitar recording – secrets from professionals

Originally posted 2017-03-04 10:30:30.

E-LEARNING EVOLUTION – ULTIMATE METHODS

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

Originally posted 2017-07-13 15:27:09.

Jascha Heifetz “Your mother is not your date”

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”

Originally posted 2017-02-28 14:09:00.

History of Fender Electric Guitar: John Mayer and the “Black 1”

John Mayer shows it all in person (video)

Fender Guitar Stratocaster Black 1 review

By Gianriccardo Pera

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.

John Mayer's Black 1
John Mayer’s Black 1

Some say it’s ugly, some others think that in the end, the matter Continue reading History of Fender Electric Guitar: John Mayer and the “Black 1”

Originally posted 2017-06-20 15:34:45.

André Rieu – from Pizza Paganini to Johann Strauss Orchestra

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

Continue reading André Rieu – from Pizza Paganini to Johann Strauss Orchestra

Originally posted 2017-02-27 12:12:02.

Outclassing Acoustic Nirvana Arrangement

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”.

He is a virtuoso of the guitar, capable of Continue reading Outclassing Acoustic Nirvana Arrangement

Originally posted 2017-02-26 19:00:51.

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