Let me play you Beethoven like you've never heard before, with guitars, bass, drums, strings, and synths.I hope these recordings of my modern arrangements will encourage young players to delve into experimenting more with classical music.
I'm Walking, Yes Indeed: So much has happened, both good and bad, since this summer began that I feel caught in a bit of a whirlwind of emotions. Not to belabor the point, but as a result of my friend's suicide (see my previous blogs) I felt compelled to take part in a charity walk to help prevent suicide by promoting awareness and to provide support to those left behind. The walk is this coming Sunday and I'm getting a bit nervous as I've never done one before--previously I was physically unable to even comprehend such a thing. I've been walking much more than usual on the treadmill to prepare, but during the walk on...
Classical Musicians Struggle For Acceptance: Has it really come down to this?
By KURT LOFT, The Tampa Tribune
Published: January 19, 2008
CLEARWATER - Selling classical music isn't unlike hawking ice in Alaska or potato chips in the Sahara desert.
Outside the big cultural hubs, Beethoven and the boys are struggling, their once-flourishing fan club reduced to a cult, a niche audience. Consider this week's recital by the Tokyo String Quartet at Ruth Eckerd Hall, which will be lucky to sell 500 tickets.
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Classical Musicians Struggle For Acceptance
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