From the Podium...
Saturday, April 20, 2019
How Tiger used Masters history (and Jack) to help him win at Augusta
After Eldrick Woods's epic fifth victory at Augusta National, the reporting on the event was exasperating. Many sports writers went on ...
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony
Carlo Maria Giulini waited until he was 65 years old to conduct Beethoven's Fifth Symphony . This fact had always amazed me: why would ...
Saturday, December 9, 2017
A world premiere with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Last Saturday, I went to hear the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra perform at Carnegie Hall. It was my first time attending an Orpheus concert, ha...
Monday, October 3, 2016
Pennsylvania's orchestras, and Tip O'Neill
Friday was a rough day for orchestras in the nation's commonwealth. The Pittsburgh Symphony's musicians hit the streets on Friday mo...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Lionel Bringuier, Riccardo Chailly, and the Conductor timetable
It has just been announced that Lionel Bringuier has not been renewed at the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 26 when he be...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Managing the adrenaline rush
Of the thirty to forty golf tournaments played each year on the PGA Tour, the four majors -- Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA -- are...
Monday, April 27, 2015
On Louis Krasner, Dmitri Mitropoulos, and preparing for performances of Haydn's "Paukenmesse"
My students are tired. It's the end of the semester, and they need a break. Final exams are looming, and they are preparing for recita...
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