Music and artists in the new witch hunt era

Music and artists in the new witch hunt era

The Weinstein case generated a snowball effect: no, I’m not talking about the lawsuits or the #metoo stories. I’m talking about the side effect on the art world: the American version of “House of cards” got shut down, with people cheering to...
I hate Boulez. Long live Boulez.

I hate Boulez. Long live Boulez.

Letter to an audience member   Ye, I don’t really hate anybody. What I really dislike is what the avantgarde created. I do blame Boulez and his blind followers for wanting to have a clean slate with the past, not considering that without it they would not...
What is the purpose of a conductor?

What is the purpose of a conductor?

What is a conductor supposed to do (and not to do)   Well, last month I spent a week teaching at the Bard Conductors Institute. It was absolutely fantastic, as it always is when I go back to that special place. And, as usual, when you teach you learn – a...
The Tempest – Shakespeare and Johnson

The Tempest – Shakespeare and Johnson

The Tempest – William Shakespeare and Robert Johnson As we all know, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. After four centuries Shakespeare still remains at the top of the list as the most loved, copied, performed, stolen from writer in...
432Hz

432Hz

432Hz – The eternal debate For a few years now we’ve assisted to a debate on the “correct” frequency to be used in tuning. Historical facts seem to be pretty shady on the subject but here’s what I have found doing some research. The 432Hz frequency comes from a...

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