Month: February 2009

Metronomic candor – Beethoven Symphony No. 8 – Doug Bauman

Metronomic candor – Beethoven Symphony No. 8 – Doug Bauman

The beauty of Beethoven's Symphony number 8 has driven me to poetry, based on words I wrote during the wonderful performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the baton (literally) of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. I heard marvelous synchronicity and superlative metronomic fluidity. The maestro […]

Feelings of love: Beethoven’s 8th – Doug Bauman

Feelings of love: Beethoven’s 8th – Doug Bauman

Beethoven's 8th symphony this weekend — one of my favorites. I think the upbeat nature of the piece brings me joy, that, coupled with the notion that I read that Beethoven was in love with his Immortal Beloved and that this symphony is about that […]

Some Enchanted Evening – Bethany Hensel

Some Enchanted Evening – Bethany Hensel

Where to begin?  Well, I'll begin with my absolute favorite part of the entire evening (which, by the way, was actually harder to narrow down to than I thought; there were a lot of amazing parts of my evening with the PSO!): Yan Pascal Tortelier. What […]

Trio Orchestration – Doug Bauman

Trio Orchestration – Doug Bauman

I really enjoyed the concert, and the Trio was new for me, and quite beautiful. The piano concerto was sublime (photo below with pianist Orion Weiss during the pre-concert chat: he was marvelous in the Grieg piano concerto). A few comments from Maestro Tortelier on […]


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