becoming the instrument

Becoming the Instrument by Kenny Werner

“How can you channel your potential to live a more creative and fulfilling life? Offering guidance on how musicians and others can allow their…

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Nothin’ But a Good Time by Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock

Nöthin’ But a Good Time is a flashback to 80s hard rock music and its history, in uncensored glory. I’ve never been so giddy…

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Guest Post: Travels & Travails Of Small Minds (Song Essay)

. . . Today I’m welcoming Daniel Falatko to my blog. Daniel has written the following music-related guest post to go along with his…

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mozart in the jungle

Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall

I watched the pilot episode of Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon. I figured I’d read the memoir of the same title, which the…

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Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki

In Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, memories of time spent in Japan visiting her professional violinist grandfather inspire Hana to play her violin in her…

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capturing music

Capturing Music by Thomas Forrest Kelly

Capturing Music is an “entertaining history of how musicians learned to record music for all time, filled with art that sings.” This is the…

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The Day I Almost Destroyed the Boston Symphony Orchestra by John Sant’Ambrogio

My spouse always complains that when we get together with musician friends, all we do is “talk about music.” We love trading stories, and some…

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violins of hope

Violins of Hope by James A. Grymes

For the past twenty years, Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein has devoted his time to the restoration of violins played by Jewish musicians during the…

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The Late Starters Orchestra by Ari L. Goldman

  Ari Goldman decides to return to the cello after a twenty-five year hiatus. He starts out in his son’s youth orchestra, and eventually learns of…

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Stand Up Straight and Sing! by Jessye Norman

  American opera star and recitalist Jessye Norman is one of the most celebrated and highly respected singers in the world. In her upcoming…

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