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Who’s Ronald Braunstein?

I stumbled upon this name on Facebook. Being endlessly curious I looked the name Ronald Braunstein up. He turns out to just be some conductor who studied conducting with┬áHerbert von Karajan, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, and Nadia Boulanger and composition … Continue reading

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Barenboim: Mahler 5

I recently posted a video of Claudio Abbado doing Mahler 5. Why am I posting another video of the same symphony? Because this version is so blisteringly amazing!! In short, Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony play the balls off the … Continue reading

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View from the Audience: Cleveland Orchestra

Yesterday I got to see my first big time orchestra concert. I’ve seen other professional orchestra concerts, but no big city orchestras. But now I’ve seen one of the Big 5. I was at Oberlin College for an interview to … Continue reading

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Listen to this: Karajan Bruckner 8

I’ve been on a bit of a Bruckner 8 kick recently. I’ve had the score for a while now, and since today is the last day of vacation for me, and considering the sheer amount of time it takes to … Continue reading

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Gergiev: The Whole Orchestra

When I found this, I expected it to be simply Gergiev talking about the music of Gustav Mahler. But I got so much more. The first 50 seconds of this video might be one of the funniest things I’ve seen/heard … Continue reading

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Conductors don’t talk

My band director referred me to the above recording of Maslanka 4 last week or so. So, I watched it. It’s the Texas All-State Symphonic Band, it has to automatically kick ass. The interpretation wasn’t so great. It was entirely … Continue reading

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A Players Guide for Keeping Conductors in Line

My band director showed the band this my freshman year. He said that this was the first time ┬áthat the majority of these things have happened in the same year. Although it’s directed at orchestra’s, it’s still funny. My personal … Continue reading

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