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Category: Listening

Tasting Notes

0 Natalie Spehar

Wine pairings: F. Fiorillo Duet in C Major, Op. 31, No. 1 Mvmt 1 Broglia “La Meirana” Gavi di Gavi, 2013, Piedmont, Italy Ravel Sonate for violin & cello I. Allegro Clos Cibonne Tibouren Rosé, 2012, Cotes de Provence, France II. Trés vif Torremilanos “Los Cantos”, 2010, Ribera del Duero, Spain III. Lent Masciarelli “Marina

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We are ALL Needed

0 Nicole Camacho

Peacefulness, Beauty, Goodness, Gentleness, Courage, and so on are all things the world will always want more of and so PLAY ON MY FELLOW ARTISTS, POETS, MUSICIANS :0)

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At the table with Deluge Grander

0 Natalie Spehar
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A packed symphony concert?!?

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  Here Derek talks about a local symphony concert he recently attended in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Wind Ensemble Piece Updates

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  Here Derek talks about his progress on his new wind ensemble piece, “We Seven”.

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The Practicality of a Little Notebook

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How wonderful are little notebooks? I think they are so very important and in this VLOG I tell you why!

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Changing the Idea of a Concert

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  What can we do to change the typical concert setting? Here Derek gives a couple possible ideas.

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The Pros of Chamber Music

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In this VLOG for Polyphonic.org, I discuss the many pros of chamber music and share my experiences last weekend at a chamber music retreat on campus.

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It’s Spring Break For Professors Too!

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In this Vlog, I share what I am doing for my spring break…. Professors have spring break too!!

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Conversations with Casals

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In this Vlog, I share inspirational words from the famous cellist and musician, Pablo Casals.

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Vlog #5 Outside of the Academic Viewpoint

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  Here Derek talks about his struggles with looking at music purely from an academic viewpoint.

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Vlog #5 - Talking to Strangers

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Vlog #4 The problems with the typical concert settings

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  Here Derek discusses a couple problems he sees with common performance and programing practices.

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vlog #3: It’s a Montage

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A smattering of pictures relating to recent Vega Quartet events set to our demo CD recording of Haydn’s Op. 33 No. 1. We anticipate our demo to drop later this month. Hope you enjoy! Photo Credits: Nate Dorn, Dorn Brothers Photography, and me. Visit www.vegaquartet.com for more information!

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Vlog #9 The program note is dead!

0 Gavin Chuck

Program notes aren’t worth the distraction. They take away from the experience of hearing and seeing music live. Use the web instead.

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Vblog #7 - Listening

0 Ben Thomas

Take a short drive with me as I listen to music and talk about listening!

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Vlog #15 - Classical Music Stereotypes

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A discussion of some of the stereotypes that often surround classical music.

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