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3-pronged talents, 2-forked tongues

While most of us struggle to master the latest technical gremlins on our instrument, prepare the rehearsal plan for our next appointment on the podium, or discipline ourselves to apply all those pesky articulation marks to our current composition, it’s … Read More →


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Podcast: JoAnn Falletta talks to Gail Wein about her new Duke Ellington CD with Buffalo Philharmonic

Duke Ellington wrote serious music for symphony orchestras […] with great power. I feel that he single-handedly elevated jazz to a level of artistry comparable to all the other art forms. The music is very beautiful; it’s very symphonic, very orchestral. … Read More →