I’ve finally had a chance to try out a Backun product, and I must say that it surpassed my expectations.
Now that I have an iPad (and I love it, by the way) I am looking to make it as functional as possible. On the to-do list is researching music notation software.
It is a wonder how the early clarinet, known as the chalumeau, survived to become the instrument we all know today. Continue reading
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) was a Danish composer known for his use of a wide range of styles. His music mimics the time period in which he lived, with some pieces containing movements that would easily belong in the Classical Period alongside contemporary sections very typical of 20th century writing. Though he is most well-known for his symphonies, Nielsen wrote many chamber works, of which his Woodwind Quintet being the most famous. Continue reading
This post contains basics for forming a successful clarinet embouchure.
This is first in a series of posts for beginner clarinetists.
I’m constantly forgetting my tuner at rehearsals. This has become a pain, because I leave it at home on my music stand, then rush out the door without checking. So, I’ve started looking for a tuner app for my iPhone. … Continue reading
Recently posted by Carnegie Hall on Twitter, here are links to photos and videos from Benny Goodman’s premiere at Carnegie Hall, which took place today in 1938. View the photos here.
These romances were written on three separate days during December 1849 and were presented to his wife, Clara, on Christmas.
During Schumann’s lifetime, much political upheaval was experienced in his hometown of Dresden. In early 1849, fighting had begun.