April 20, 2013
Episode 71: Barely Controlled Chaos – Maestro Michael Morgan
Upcoming Events: April 4 – master class and viola d’amore lecture/demo for the Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program
Inquiries from my Inbox: Philip writes: “I honestly believe that the modern violinists exceed both the musical and technical abilities of the old (I am sure you have heard of the wax recordings of Brahms and Sarasate, etc.).”
Random Musical Thought: How is it possible to enjoy the musical interpretations of someone whom you don’t like as a person?
Main Topic: A conversation from 2008 with Michael Morgan, conductor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic. Maestro Morgan offers words of wisdom for orchestral string players, including to use less vibrato, play with more slides, have your own opinion and don’t be afraid to take risks. For more information about Michael Morgan, please visit http://www.morganorch.com
Total playing time: 00:48:53
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