This month (and year so far) I’ve been focusing on practicing, building consistent practice habits, finding exercises and a routine that keeps me at the top of my game technically, and also creatively. To that end, I’ve been playing Berio’s Sequenza I for solo flute. I find it extremely valuable to do some research about … Continue reading Luciano Berio
Beethoven was an amazing composer. He was also rather arrogant, though history seems to have decided it was warranted. Beethoven's music is incredibly popular in the classical world, a popularity that began during his life time and has endured until today. His music never really went out of style or was abandoned as earlier composers … Continue reading Classical Lore -Beethoven
I've noticed that the overwhelming majority of people in the U.S. don't know very much about classical music. We all take singing in elementary school, but we never study the history of it unless you happen to be a classical music major in college. I find this to be very sad. The majority of people … Continue reading Welcome to Classical Lore!
Hi everyone! My name is Jesse Diener-Bennett. I am not Anne Dearth. But, like Anne, I am a musician working in the New York new music scene. Anne invited me to write a guest blog post, and who am I to say no to such an amazing, talented, beautiful performer? (Full disclosure: I am also Anne’s … Continue reading Guest Post! Some Thoughts on Ways of Listening
This month I've been focusing on listening more. And not simply having music playing, but really paying attention, conscientious listening. Listening to the things I like and new things, help me figure out where I'm at in this crazy musical journey. It's my way to check in and see what's changed and what hasn't. Here's … Continue reading Listening