Music, that most bewitching of the arts, does not spring full-blown from the forehead of some imponderable god. Its consumption is everywhere, but its creation and production are more rarified.
Whether soloist or ensemble player or composer, at the beginning one learns to play one note at a time, depress one key, touch one . . . → Read More: Winter Recital
In a secular age, it is a common complaint that the origins of the holiday season are too often ignored in an orgy of shopping, gormandizing, and partying.
This can in turn induce dangerous nostalgia. Whatever religious tradition is being observed, it always seems that things were more authentic, if not also more reverent, . . . → Read More: Christmas Caroling