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Concertos Described

Origin of the Term Concerto What does the term “Concerto” mean?  How would you describe one?  What is it about them that make them fun to listen to? In earlier times the term “concerto” was “concert” in Italian.  Use of the term described works that involved voices and instruments in which the instruments had independent… Read More ›

Do Orchestras Need Conductors?

Are Conductors a Necessary Evil? If the conductor disappeared from Center Stage would the musicians be able to manage on their own? Does he (or she) contribute something extra to a performance or just act as a combination of timekeeper and showman? There is general agreement that the conductor’s job is to provide the most… Read More ›


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