A Music and Vision miscellany
 

Experts on Morality? - Geoff Pearce discusses intolerance in public life

Play, Reggio, Play! - Marching in the name of music, with Karen Haid

Mixed Reviews - Gregory Moomjy discusses docu-opera, bad language, taboo subjects and negative reviews in the context of Mark-Anthony Turnage's 'Anna Nicole'

Radojkovic in Lower Hutt - Howard Smith describes the Serbian pianist's return to New Zealand

Subliminal Messages - Evoke your musical senses with Vermeer, by Ellen MacDonald-Kramer

Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits - The 'Physics' of Music. On Musical Momentum and its Compositional Implications

Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits - Two tales of the Rising Sun. On Depicting Nature in Music

The Magic of Performance - Part II - On the Elusive Nature of the Nationalist Spirit in Music, by Andrew Schartmann

The Magic of Performance - Part I - Some thoughts on the performing artist's role in the 21st century, by Andrew Schartmann

Life around the Piano - Pianos and Wine - Jaqueline C Tu compares the selection of alcohol and musical instruments

Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits - A Change of Face. 'Character Development' in Mozart's Symphony in G minor, K 183

Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits - Listening with New Ears. A Listening Strategy for Webern's String Trio

Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits - An Exercise in Self-Constraint. Non-conventional Harmony in Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano

Life around the Piano - In the first of a new series, Jaqueline C Tu describes a tussle with a small pianist

Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits - From Pedantry to Masterwork. A Note on Chopin's Étude in C major, Op 10, No 1

Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits - Servant to no one. In the first of an occasional series, Andrew Schartmann examines Beethoven's Op 2 No 2 and the rise of the romantic artist

Convincing Opera? - Gregory Moomjy discusses what works on stage

Merely Addictive? - Music and 'Godhead: The Brain's Big Bang', explored by Gordon Rumson

New Contexts - Malcolm Miller reports on a recent Symposium on Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

Think Again - A Late Review of Anvil (and some musings on Classical Music Equivalents), by Gordon Rumson

Protect and Survive - Mike Wheeler was at the Annual Conference of the Association of British Orchestras

An Interdisciplinary Field - Two contemporary music festivals in Rome, described by Giuseppe Pennisi

Heroes Step Up in Crisis - The Muti era lays claim to Chicago, by Barbara Sealock

Masks - Jennifer Paull continues her investigation of musical and theatrical masks

Flowers of Light - Puccini's 'I crisantemi' as a pedagogical tool for piano performance majors, by Heidi Lowy

Masks - Jennifer Paull investigates a layering of musical and theatrical masks, with the omnipresent eerie reminder of the gas mask

His Forever - My Love Affair with Johann Sebastian Bach, by Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer

Ninety Stars are Born - Giuseppe Pennisi tours Austria with a young Italian symphony orchestra

Dual Personality? - In the 20th anniversary year of Bernstein's death, Giuseppe Pennisi writes about Italy's homage to Lenny

Low cost, but effective - 'Tosca' and 'Butterfly' with live electronics, by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ready for 2010 - Carolyn Ellis deals with a not so pleasant Christmas surprise

Slaying 'The Dragon' - Carolyn Ellis writes about her battle with Gershwin and the metronome

A dream come true - Carolyn Ellis on buying a new piano

Bizarre Perception - Alistair Hinton discusses a recent article on English music by David Hamilton

The Philosophy of Absence - Jennifer Paull investigates four releases of Cage's Number Pieces

Balancing Act - Beethoven in E flat, with Julian Jacobson and friends

Making a Real Fuss - Robert Hugill looks forward to English Touring Opera's HandelFest this autumn

Life and Other Distractions - Béla Hartmann writes about the relevance of biography to an appreciation of the arts

Music for Musicians Only? - The public turns a deaf ear to improvised music. As for classical music, Jan Dahlstedt claims that having abandoned improvisation, classical music entered a sidetrack from which it has never escaped, thus badly stifling creative progress. If he is guilty of heresy or may have a point, read on and judge for yourself.

The Composer's Conundrum? - Alistair Hinton comments on Gordon Rumson's recent article

 
This fascinating collection of articles is formed from features which don't belong to any of our existing categories, such as reviews, profiles or editorials.



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