Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Late Starters Orchestra - Reading Together - Old and New

"Practicing music is a strange art. You just don’t pick up your instrument and play a song. You have to begin by playing scales, like the most basic C scale. When he was ninety-one, Casals was approached by a student who asked, 'Maestro, why do you continue to practice?' Casals replied, 'Because I am making progress.'"
(page 215, Kindle Edition)

"Think of it, she said, not just as variations in sounds but as different colors. Red was fortissimo (really loud). Orange, forte (loud). Yellow, mezzo forte (medium). Blue, piano. Light blue, pianissimo (quiet)."
(page 251, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Late Starters Orchestra - Reading Together - The New York Late-Starters String Orchestra

"Both programs are essentially anti-elitist: good music is not just for the wealthy or the supertalented; it is within everyone’s reach."
(page 179, Kindle Edition)

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bach's Goldenberg Variations


Bach’s Goldberg Variations are preceded by their reputation, known as being both rewarding and intimidating to those that venture to play them. Though few people have mastered them, the Goldberg Variations continue to explore and awaken emotions common to all mankind.

Articulate has just posted an episode online about the Goldenberg Variations.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Late Starters Orchestra - Reading Together - The Oldest Kid in the Orchestra

"I heard them, I could even sing them, but my bow and fingers just wouldn’t move fast enough to play them. Just play the first note of each bar, Mr. J whispered in my ear. The important thing is to keep up a steady rhythm. Stopping is not an option."
(page 138, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Late Starters Orchestra - Reading Together - Suzuki

"Suzuki was committed to the idea that a child can learn music the same way that he or she learns language: through immersion, encouragement, repetition, and small steps."
(page 98, Kindle Edition)

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