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

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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every valley

Every Valley: Advent with the Scriptures of Handel’s Messiah

If you read one of the forty (brief) chapters of Every Valley each day beginning in Advent, it will take you through the twelfth day…

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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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boston symphony

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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Small Fry Saturday: Scarlatti’s Cat

Small Fry Saturday is a meme inspired by The Well-Read Redhead, showcasing books our children enjoy. This week’s pick is:    Title: Scarlatti’s CatAuthor:…

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Small Fry Saturday: John Coltrane’s Giant Steps

Small Fry Saturday is a meme inspired by The Well-Read Redhead, showcasing books our children enjoy. This week’s pick is:    Title: John Coltrane’sGiant…

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