Lessons Five and Six: Pain and gain

Lessons Five and Six: Pain and gain. OC Music & Dance blog, Aug. 16, 2017.

Monster of a movie: Kaufman and Pacific Symphony take on ‘Jurassic Park’

Monster of a movie: Kaufman and Pacific Symphony take on ‘Jurassic Park’. Pacific Symphony Blog, Aug. 14, 2017.

Video: Gulda plays Bach

Friedrich Gulda plays the Prelude and Fugue No. 1 from “The Well-Tempered Clavier” on the clavichord, an instrument familiar to Bach. It was even capable of vibrato, as you can hear partway through the video.

Lesson Four: Age and aptitude

Thoughts after piano lesson four…

Lesson Four: Age and Aptitude. OC Music & Dance blog, Aug. 3, 2017.

Lesson Three: Commitment

The piano lessons continue …

Lesson Three: Commitment. OC Music & Dance blog, July 31, 2017.

Video: Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8 (1955)

Sir Adrian Boult conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1972.

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Lesson Two: Practicing your cares away

My second piano lesson …

Lesson Two: Practicing Your Cares Away. OC Music & Dance blog, July 24, 2017.

Thoughts While Attending the First Symphony in the Series My Wife Wanted to Buy

Thoughts While Attending the First Symphony in the Series My Wife Wanted to Buy. Pacific Symphony Blog, July 19, 2017.

Poll: Listening devices

Take a very brief poll  …

Poll: Listening devices. Pacific Symphony Blog, July 14, 2017.

 

Ex-music critic takes up the piano

Meanwhile, in one of my other lives …

Music writer takes on the piano: Lesson One. OC Music & Dance blog, July 12, 2017.