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  • Do you need a prerequisite to enjoy classical music?
    A while back I posted on Facebook that I felt the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto needed a time out. One of the commenters on that post said, “Yes, but it’s such a great first time listener’s work. After they listen to that then they can go on and ...
  • #TributesTasting
    Pairing food and drink with music has always been an important and fun metaphor for me. Since the creation of The Higdon cocktail, a drinkable metaphor offering a new way approach Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto, many people have been asking: wil...

Who's Your Audience?

  • Month 5: Steps Backward and Steps Forward
    Cultural Event: As You Like It Last month took me to another theater. I finally paid a visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library which, in addition to having the world’s largest Shakespeare Collection, presents month-long productions of numerous...
  • IntoNation: New Tunes for America
    Happy Blog-iversary, friends! This post begins a second year of sharing thoughts, asking questions, and making terrible puns. The United States is a different place than it was a year ago. Or at least, the government is. There is a new administration...

 

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  • We are More Important Than Ever
    It’s been a long time since I posted anything on this blog, and for that I apologize.  In the past six months, I’ve resumed a daily airshift, plus I’ve absorbed the duties of the music library assistant, making blogging less of an ...
  • Big News Out Of New York This Morning
      New York’s WQXR is a leading radio station in the classical music world, so when they make big changes, people tend to notice.  This morning marked the beginning of a big shift when it comes to the organization’s content and the d...

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  • Hiatus
    I love writing for nondivisi and have cherished the opportunity to do so, however sporadic the content and quality have been. But with a heavy heart I must inform you that nondivisi is now on indefinite hiatus, due to a serious illness within my imme...
  • Shameless Self-Promotion Dept.
    Many people know I’m extremely fortunate to play on an incredible violin that’s gained even more notoriety over the past couple of years. One of the numerous challenges after it was stolen was to try and pick up where I left off artistic...
 

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  • Concorso Bottesini Competition Overview
    The 2017 Concorso Bottesini competition will take place April 18-24.  Enrico Fagone and Francisco Donati chat with Jason about the details surrounding this event. The jury members for this event are: Salvatore Accardo Thierry Barbé (previous podc...
  • Enrico Fagone on yoga, meditation, and evolving musically
    Enrico Fagone teaches and performs in Lugano, Switzerland near the Italian border. He’s also incredibly active as a soloist and master class teacher. Enrico’s musical journey has continued to evolve in exciting ways throughout his career, and we ...

Brian-Dickie

  • Oh my goodness!
    I am sorry folks - I have been completely hopeless with the blog in recent days. I used to pride myself on posting something, however trivial, every day. I now try to avoid trivial (not always successfully of course) and...
  • National Opera Studio on show
    I have been taking it pretty easy on performances these last weeks having been working pretty full time during the day. Not sure that I can manage so many 14 hour days any more! But Christmas is coming and I...
 

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SticksandDrones

  • GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM
    Well, it’s happened. You’ve squandered another perfectly good practice session by reading this blog. The good news is that it’s the last time you’re going to be able to blame me for missing that F sharp 9 diminished arpeggio,...
  • CODA. MY LAST POST…FOR NOW
    The height of your success is determined by the depth of your foundation.. To wrap up what has been a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas, to have heated and deep discussions and some real fun, I first have to thank Drew McManus (Adaptistration) f...

Lynn Harrell

  • Cello Perspectives With WFMT
    I had the pleasure of participating in WFMT’s cello month, which is planning to broadcast Songs My Father Taught Me on January 31st at 10:00 PM Central Time.  Noel Morris published a lovely piece about everything at the WFMT blog, which incl...
  • Thank you, Henri.
    Henri Dutilleux has died. His work as a musician and composer is, and like Stravinsky, will remain a pinnacle of accomplishment from our time; and given how long his creativity lasted, it is fair to say his achievements span multiple generations. I h...
 

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