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  • On An Overgrown Path: From Carmen Jones to Arvo Part and beyond
    am working towards producing an update version of the article that fills in the missing biographical information This is a wonderful result but please do kep additional information coming in 6 19 pm James Kearney said For more information on Maestro Lee s conduction works contact his son Everett Lee III at Lee Talent Management in Dallas TX who has a complete list of every symphony and opera his father has conducted I am a friend of them both 7 42 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 Symphonic musicians against specialisation Bach the specialists would never allow that How many black conductors at the BBC Proms Orchestras unable to play a Mozart symphony Specialisation is damaging classical music From Carmen Jones to Arvo Part and beyond Is classical music too lean and mean I don t believe in Negro symphony conductors Boredom and the lost art of listening I simply do not want sensationalism Buddhist lama takes

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  • On An Overgrown Path: One Grammy - no orchestra
    dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Tuesday February 10 2009 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels berlin philharmonic orchestra classical music grammy awards John McLaughlin Williams nicolas flagello olivier messiaen racism walter simmons 2 comments Garth Trinkl said Apparently the American Seaver National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award was discontinued after 2002 Past winners included Hugh Wolff and Kent Nagano 1985 Catherine Comet Jahja Ling and Neal Stulberg 1988 Kenneth Jean and Carl St Clair 1990 David Loebel and Christopher Wilkins 1992 Robert Spano 1994 Alan Gilbert and David Robertson 1997 William Eddins 2000 and JoAnn Falletta and Miguel Harth Bedoya 2002 The U S taxpayer supported award was worth 50 000 which would have helped support an American middle class family of three or four for perhaps three years http en wikipedia org wiki Seaver National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award I recall that American composer John Adams was one of about two and one half dozen American composers who received a National Endowment for the Arts composing fellowship of 5 000 in 1979 Later he received significantly larger NEA composing fellowships 6 46 pm Anonymous Soprano said The question of race is certainly one that s come up in opera a fair bit in terms of which conductors are hired The first and until recently apparently only black conductor at the Met was a gentleman back in the 70 s As far as I am aware the recent acquisition of Kazem Abdullah is only the second black gentleman to have conducted there And we won t even get into female conductors and the stunning amount of backlash when they are introduced see Marin Alsop 10 22 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 Positively 4th Street Handel

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  • On An Overgrown Path: High Mass in C minor with the choir boys nude
    Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels 2012 cultural olympiad BBC Brion Gysin Carl van Vechten igor stravinsky music nation roger wright No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 Who needs self righteous bullshit artists Who needs the complete works Light white and right is trending It s official Tchaikovsky is cool Did John Cage write a Second Piano Concerto Light white and right If it is good enough for Gustavo Dudamel The art of the CD sleeve Have you had a similar experience to Lutoslawski It is time to start respecting musical boundaries Strike while the music is hot Into great noise High Mass in C minor with the choir boys nude Every picture tells a story Another pianist with a religious habit Slipped facts A scholar and a gentleman Miracle cure for concert coughs A PR consultants wet dream Surrealism through the keyhole Talk radio A Time

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Is classical music too lean and mean?
    and proud Karajan s views on Schoenberg and Negroes the latter interesting in view of yesterday s post are here Also on Facebook and Twitter Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Tuesday July 26 2011 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels 2011 BBC Proms arnold schoenberg classical music gustav mahler herbert von karajan jeff harrington jonathan harvey leonard bernstein 3 comments Pliable said Writing this post made me think that given the reception for the Gothic Symphony a BBC Proms performance of Schoenberg s Gurrelieder is overdue the last complete performance was 2002 http www overgrownpath com 2007 08 are words new music html 12 51 pm Carl said I would go a little further One of the issues we face today is the ever increasing division of classical performances into small ghetto like compartments Forty years ago Fischer Dieskau could be a giant among singers whether he was performing Bach or Wagner Schubert lieder of Webern operas For modern performers that doesn t seem possible The baroque period has largely been abandoned to specialists Even performances of Mozart Hadyn and even early Beethoven which used to be a staple of most symphony orchestras concert seasons are becoming rarities This over specialisation makes for less rounded and perceptive musicians What s more it creates a uniformity of performance style which becomes more and more difficult to challenge What isn t clear to me is why this should have become the norm As a lifelong listener it isn t a development I ever wanted and I can t believe the move towards clinical uniformity has done anything except drive audiences away but perhaps I the only one who would put a Barenboim recording of the the St Matthew Passion right at the top of my Christmas list 2 37 pm Pliable said I have given Carl s comment above a post of its own after attending to Webern Weber and a couple of other minor typos Please direct comments to the new post http www overgrownpath com 2011 07 specialisation is damaging classical html 6 31 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Boredom and the lost art of listening
    right balance between dealing with the immediate the here and now experience and the anticipation of change self referential transformation This is exactly what I had in mind when working on my Etude 2 http algorithmic concepts blogspot com 2011 07 etude 2 visions fugitives imitating html 4 15 pm Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 Symphonic musicians against specialisation Bach the specialists would never allow that How many black conductors at the BBC Proms Orchestras unable to play a Mozart symphony Specialisation is damaging classical music From Carmen Jones to Arvo Part and beyond Is classical music too lean and mean I don t believe in Negro symphony conductors Boredom and the lost art of listening I simply do not want sensationalism Buddhist lama takes the rap Contemporary music uncovered In a nutshell Slowly and inexorably he parted from his fellows Drowned in a fusion sauce I want to comment and like on Facebook but Great Wagnerian

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Symphonic musicians against specialisation
    as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Saturday July 30 2011 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels codona george garanian Oregon paul mccandless paul winter consort No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 Symphonic musicians against specialisation Bach the specialists would never allow that How many black conductors at the BBC Proms Orchestras unable to play a Mozart symphony Specialisation is damaging classical music From Carmen Jones to Arvo Part and beyond Is classical music too lean and mean I don t believe in Negro symphony conductors Boredom and the lost art of listening I simply do not want sensationalism Buddhist lama takes the rap Contemporary music uncovered In a nutshell Slowly and inexorably

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Bach - the specialists would never allow that
    pm Mark Berry said Scott makes a number of interesting points I too should love to hear the Beecham Messiah in a very good performance I was thinking of Jonas Kaufmann in place of Vickers I wonder who would dare conduct it though The business of orchestrations and instrumentations is rather peculiar or rather attitudes to them are There seems to have been concluded some sort of concordat with our authenticke overlords so that the occasional Bach Stokowski performance is permitted or Bach Elgar etc Webern as Scott says being something of a different matter yet performance of say one of the Orchestral Suites straight by a symphony orchestra remains an outrage about which our guardians will fulminate The puritan mania for prohibition is the most worrying aspect of all By all accounts bar the usual fashionable suspects Norrington s recent Mahler Ninth at the Proms was to put it mildly a dispiriting occasion I was pretty sure that I should feel that way so neither attended nor listened However I had no desire to forbid the concert from taking place and to berate the Stuttgart musicians for taking part nor I should imagine would any sane person have wished to do so If the authoritarianism were not so sad and indeed so troubling it might almost be comical 11 47 am Susan Scheid said I m very pleased you reblogged Mark Berry s post as I missed it and am reminded to add Boulezian into my new feed reader I found particularly fascinating the Boulez quote as he was for a time his own sort of strict constructionist I would think authenticke overlords of any kind are a baleful influence on classical music Let a thousand versions bloom and we can choose among them what we like 4 44 pm joXn said Another data point Bach s keyboard works have been enormously successful in performances and recordings on modern concert grands Rightfully so in my opinion I actually think and this may brand me as an inauthentic Philistine that for Baroque keyboard music it s the harpsichord that can sound muddy and indistinct 5 00 pm Carl Grainger said paulhmuller said Well I hate to be the Puritan but Bach is best heard in a church with the musical forces in the original score Good music making comes from performers who understand the historical and musical context but look beyond it approach each score with a questioning attitude that engages the musical and emotional intelligence The belief that there is one best way of performing Bach closes down possibilities for musicians to approach the music with creativity and originality At its worst it leads to performances that reflect 20th 21st century fashion and insecurity instead of responding openly and honestly to some of the greatest achievements of western civilisation 8 04 pm paulhmuller said Scott the Stokowski transcriptions are precisely what I mean pompous an leaden JoXn points out that the piano transcriptions of Bach s keyboard works are rightly popular I agree esp in the case of Glenn Gould But a piano is still a single voice orchestral arrangements of Bach are to my ear pumped up with too much sound Carl G says Good music making comes from performers who understand the historical and musical context but look beyond it approach each score with a questioning attitude that engages the musical and emotional intelligence Can t argue with that But Bach made church music and that is where it is at its best Well I m no professional and my experience has been hearing a few concerts and singing in a few cantatas But it always strikes me how liberated the music feels with smaller forces Too bad Bach didn t have a full orchestra available or we would have given us his final word on the issue Sorry to be such an old unfashionable voice on this I ll happily await your slings and arrows 3 13 am John Babb said Mark Berry quotes Colin Davis but this example is hardly convincing Has Colin Davis stopped performing the St Matthew Passion Of course not he has performed it quite regularly in the last ten years It is simply not the case that all great conductors recorded the work in years gone by Recordings made by Klemperer Mengelberg et al are still available In the current climate why would a record company spend money on a recording by Davis however fine that might be Karl Richter of whom Mark Berry approves was as much a specialist in the 1960 s as Harry Christophers is now 9 56 am Carl Grainger said My local orchestra is the BBC National Orchestra of Wales In the eleven concerts of its main series in its principal venue this season there is no Bach no real surprise there no Haydn and no Mozart The eighteenth century has been totally abandoned The earliest work in the season is the single Beethoven piece that has made it into this season s programme the 1806 Violin Concerto Mozart has been relegated to a weekday lunchtime concert in a secondary venue Perhaps BBC NOW assumes that nobody below retirement age could be interested in music of the classical period Whatever the reason for the programming decisions the removal of 100 years of music from the programme of a major orchestra is sad 2 12 pm Philip Amos said I d like to bring to the fore an element in this issue not yet too much taken into account at least not explicitly The present situation re all this and reading this discussion brought to my mind Milton Babbitt His 1958 article on the composer as specialist notoriously mistitled by the editor of High Fidelity as Who Care if You Listen he argued that composers should work in universities where as in all academic departments their works would be judged by their peers and so also tenure and promotions decided the only people fit to so judge

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Orchestras unable to play a Mozart symphony
    21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 Symphonic musicians against specialisation Bach the specialists would never allow that How many black conductors at the BBC Proms Orchestras unable to play a Mozart symphony Specialisation is damaging classical music From Carmen Jones to Arvo Part and beyond Is classical music too lean and mean I don t believe in Negro symphony conductors Boredom and the lost art of listening I simply do not want sensationalism Buddhist lama takes the rap Contemporary music uncovered In a nutshell Slowly and inexorably he parted from his fellows Drowned in a fusion sauce I want to comment and like on Facebook but Great Wagnerian who does not spin the Ring A gritty and angry new symphony Classical music beyond Twitter Please welcome the citizen music journalists Havergal Brian a spurious glamour Two little known Arvo Part premieres Dvorak will never sound the same again A tale of two standards Echoes of Stenhammar BBC Radio 3 whose hand on the balance control Just give me the facts Have celebrity musicians passed their sell by date Aldeburgh is the problem celebrity new music In praise of twitter Scrub all hatred from your breast CDs that should be in every medicine cabinet A bit more Mann and a little less

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