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Sunday, January 22, 2017


All the conducting master class

January 8

National Taipei University of Education (Taipei, TAIWAN)Masters of Music Degree in Conducting

All the conducting master class​國立臺北教育大學106學年度音樂系碩士班新開放招收兩名指揮組 碩士生名額 (師資: 王雅蕙指揮教授). National Taipei University of Education (Taipei, TAIWAN) Masters of Music Degree in Conducting ~ NEW! Two openings only! ~ to give conductors plenty of podium time with Orchestra. Admissions Open now till January 16, 2017. Live Auditions March 11-12, 2017 at NTUE. Repertoire: Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik & Dvorak Symphony […]

All the conducting master class

January 9

BCO Summer Conducting Seminar with Markand Thakar Baltimore, MD, June 9-19, 2017

Under the direction of renowned pedagogue Markand Thakar, the 2017 BCO Summer Conducting Seminar focuses on building musicianship and technical control. Held on the campus of the Peabody Conservatory, the 11-day Summer Conducting Seminar offers 10 Fellows the opportunity to conduct the internationally acclaimed Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in orchestral works by Dvorak, Brahms […]




My Classical Notes

December 20

Emma Johnson’s Clarinet

We feature a new recording of music for clarinet today. The artist is Emma Johnson, and title of the album is “Clarinet Goes to Town”. Titles of the selections are as follows: China Boy Phil Boutelje, Dick Winfree Wang Wang Blues Sheik of Araby After You’ve Gone Abreu: Tico-tico no fubá Bechet: Petite Fleur Bernstein: Riffs from Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Brahms: Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby) Chopin: Nocturne No. 11 in G minor, Op. 37 No. 1 Debussy: Golliwog’s Cakewalk (from Children’s Corner) Dvorak: Sonatina for violin and piano in G major, Op. 100: Larghetto Elgar: Canto Popolare (In Moonlight) Gershwin: Promenade (Walking the Dog) Giampieri: Il Carnevale di Venezia’ Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag Lloyd Webber, W: Frensham Pond (Aquarelle) for clarinet and piano (from Country Impressions) (1960) Monti, V: Csárdás Piazzólla: Libertango Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera Simeon: Grand Boubousse Templeton: Bach goes to Town trad.: St. James’s Infirmary Blues All performed by Emma Johnson (clarinet), with the Carducci String Quartet. ‘The great thing about the clarinet is it can take you anywhere – any country, any style, any era – and accordingly Clarinet Goes to Town journeys from Brazil to China encompassing styles from Classical to Jazz. It’s basically me letting my hair down with my favorite musicians in party pieces we’ve honed in concert over the past few years.’ Emma Johnson Clarinet Goes to Town

My Classical Notes

December 6

Yo Yo Ma Performs Strauss

This is an interesting collection of music, all conducted by Mariss Jansons. Have a look at the contents: Dvorak: Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 Elizondo: Danza Latinamericanas Massenet: Don Quichotte: Interlude No. 2 Strauss, R: Don Quixote, Op. 35 Performed by Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Wen Xiao Zheng (viola) and Anton Barakhovsky (violin), with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons conducting. As an artist in residence with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, American cellist Yo-Yo Ma had the opportunity to do what is perhaps the second thing he loves the most after playing: sharing his love of music with others. During his residency, he transformed himself from sensitive teacher to inimitable Bach interpreter to first cello of a major symphony orchestra. Yo-Yo Ma doesn’t fade away into the music, nor does he take a worshipful attitude towards the pieces he performs. From the moment he walks onto the stage, he exudes charisma that immediately confirms his exceptional status as the ‘best cellist in the world’. With its ten variations on a theme of knightly character for full orchestra, Richard Strauss’ tone poem ‘Don Quixote’ not only depicts the colorful adventures of Cervantes’ hero, but also functions as a virtuoso display of glorious solo melodies embedded in stunning orchestral passages. It is, in a way, a second Strauss cello concerto. Joining ‘the Don’ later in this program is a viola solo that personifies the faithful Sancho Panza and is played by Wen Xiao Zheng. Here is Yo Yo Ma, performing the second movement from Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote:



Antonín Dvorák
(1841 – 1904)

Antonín Leopold Dvo?ák (September 8, 1841 - May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. Dvo?ák's works include operas, symphonic, choral and chamber music. His best-known works include his New World Symphony, the Slavonic Dances, "American" String Quartet, the opera Rusalka, and Cello Concerto in B minor.



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