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Composers

Luis Cahuzac

(b Quarante, 12 July 1880; d Luchon, 9 Aug 1960). French clarinettist. He studied with Cyrille Rose at the Paris Conservatoire, winning a premier prix in 1899.

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Technique

Performance Anxiety

Here are some notes on combating performance anxiety.

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Technique

Audition Preparation

Here is some helpful information on how to prepare for auditions.

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Composers

Loreena McKennitt

I have found Loreena McKennitt’s music to be unbelievably soothing. I stumbled onto her music after watching Mists of Avalon, a made-for-television movie about the characters from stories of King Arthur. It was the rich celtic sounds that she incorporated into her music, not to mention her haunting voice, that so lured me into listening […]

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History Repertoire

A "Mass" Analysis

An Analysis of Haydn’s “Missa in angustiis” in D Minor and Mozart’s “Große Messe” in C Minor, K.427 Throughout the eighteenth century, there were great restrictions placed on the use of instruments in church. The Austrian government felt it necessary to pass these laws to preserve tradition1; however this was during the time of the creation of […]