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Music is Hard 54: Reviews

This week:
Zachary Woolfe’s extremely negative New York Times review of Charlie Siem’s recital at Le Poisson Rouge got us thinking about the nature and value of reviews. What are they worth to us as performers, composers, and fans of classical music? How can we as journalist-wannabes do them better?

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Zachary Woolfe: “Impeccably Dressed, With His Violin at the Ready”

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SoundNotion 73: Hypothetical Easter Egg

ETHEL violist Ralph Farris joins the panel to discuss the group’s most recent album HEAVY. Plus – Improvising against the Canon fire, Wagner’s Tel Aviv gig gets cancelled, the Pittsburgh Symphony’s YouTube concerto competition – EPIC FAIL and more.


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SoundNotion 60: I Dare You Not to Cry

This week FoTS Matt Schoendorff joins the panel to discuss sound masses, the most interesting Polish man in the world, big female lists, quiting trombones, Greenwood, helicopters in opera and not crying over spilled cello.


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SoundNotion 59: Sqwonkification

Composer James Holt joins the panel to discuss jerks, doppelgangers, pie charts, composer as critic, poetry as analysis, sqwonkification, Osvaldo Golijov and more.


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SoundNotion 34: Time Travel

Composer/performer Ken Ueno joins the panel to discuss political protest at classical concerts, a primer for the classically confused, making better listeners out of composers and audiences, the catharsis of Jimi Hendrix and “success” as a composer.


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