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Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr — Jet Lag

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
January 14, 2014

ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr spoke about how he deals with sleep…or the lack of it.

Janine Jansen: Exploited – Or Driven?

8, 2014

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen began violin studies at 6-years-old. Now 35, she has ascended to the ranks of the worlds finest violinists. Some have asked if she is there by choice, or has been pushed (some use the word exploited) by those around her.

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr – Favorite Conductors – Boulez

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
October 31, 2013

In part two of a four part series, Classical 101′s Boyce Lancaster and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr continued their discussion about what makes a great performance and recording…and which conductors do it best, in his opinion. This week we discuss Pierre Boulez.

Horror-filled Moments for Musicians

31, 2013

When a musician’s nightmares become reality

21st-Century Prodigy? Don’t Let Emily Bear Hear You Call Her That

11, 2013

There is a young lady named Emily Bear who has had the word prodigy attached to her name by many, but she’d rather you not.

What Does Music Mean?

28, 2013

The comment I hear most often, from both longtime classical music listeners and those who are either new or occasional listeners, is, “I don’t really know a lot about classical music, but…”

Getting Children Off the Streets and into Practice Rooms

26, 2013

I was saddened to see street corners of kids just hanging out while wasting valuable time they could be utilizing in a more productive way. Most of all, I was disappointed to find too many people who thought it was someone else’s job to provide them with musical opportunities.

(Re)Discovering Jerome Moross

Jerome Moross
Jerome Moross
August 1, 2013

Oftentimes I will mention a composers name to someone and see not the first hint of recognition.  I should not be surprised.  Most people who share my love of music do not have the luxury of digging into the lives of composers and performers that is part of my daily routine.  Nothing increases the pleasure [...]

Soprano Licia Albanese Turns 100

Licia Albanese in a recent photo. Today, she is 1oo and thought to be 104!
31, 2013

A great artist from a time gone by is still with us on a significant birthday.

A Conversation with Bach

9, 2013

If Dmitri Shostakovich ran into J.S. Bach at a cocktail party…would they have anything to talk about? Yes!