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SoundNotion 150: Not-Quite-Composer

This week, the SoundNotion panel tackles fake deafness and composerly fraud, Renée Fleming at the Super Bowl, the new Beats Music streaming service, and more.
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SoundNotion 149: Tchaikovsky’s X and Y

This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by Ensemble for the Romantic Century Executive Artistic Director Eve Wolf. We discuss their new production “Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart,” what a “Theatrical Concert” is and the not death classical music.
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SoundNotion 51: Romney/Merciers 2012

This week on SN a new work by Brahms (yes, that Brahms), Mahler adds some marimba (thanks to Patron X), Frank J. Oteri want to know if size matters, a Stradivarius double blind test and we reach to the past for this week’s pick of the week.


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  • A cell phone goes off during the New York Philharmonic’s recent performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. We’re sure you heard about it.
  • Can you guess the Strad? The panel discusses Deceptive Cadence’s latest game while trying to come to a conclusion about the famous luthier’s craftsmanship. Frank Almond takes issue with a recent experiment, as well.
  • A newly discovered Brahms piece will get its premiere on BBC’s Radio 3, January 21st. Is this something to get excited about? You might be surprised by our responses.
  • Frank J. Oteri wonders about the merits of size and how large scale works are typically seen as the pinnacle of musical creation. (It’s how you use it…right? RIGHT?!)
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SoundNotion 31: Tongues and Skirts

Composer and performer Missy Mazzoli joins the panel to talk about Yuja Wang’s hemline, the WTC9/11 cover, tweeting at concerts, Spotify for fun and profit, grooving in her living room, and her work A Thousand Tongues for singing cellist.


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SoundNotion 19: Fashion Forward

Topics include lethargy versus creativity, staying apprised of our colleagues’ work, the politics and fashion of the orchestral tailcoat, and more.


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  • Dan Visconti reminds us that sometimes, to get a lot done, we need to do a bit of nothing first.
  • Rob Deemer wonders if it’s possible to keep up with all the great music being created today. We wonder if it matters.
  • Do tailcoats make concerts special, or do they add to classical music’s PR woes?
  • We think Twitter and other new media platforms are changing the world and the arts. Chloe Veltman is skeptical.


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