Music

Genius at Work

Last weekend Robert and I drove from L.A. to San Francisco with one specific aim in mind- to hear Martha Argerich in concert at Symphony Hall. The last time I heard her was in London at least five years ago, and I could feel something had been missing from my life.

Smoosh!

Yes, I know talented musicians are achieving success at a younger and younger age- but this is something I haven’t come across before!

Friends Of Benjamin Demo Release

Finally, Robert and I have two our of compositions in mp3 format to share- we had great fun creating them! Green Tea Symphony (MP3 | 3:56 | 5.7MB) Light and Shadow (MP3 | 4:00 | 5.9MB)

Milt the Magnificent

Today I have the honor to refer you to the site of someone who has recently become a hero of mine. Milton Mermikides is a 30-something professional musician, composer and teacher in London who was recently diagnosed with leukemia and has been in hospital ever since. He immediately put up a website from his hospital …

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Sounds of Alarm

Lots of alarm about “the future of classical music” on some of the blogs I read today. What occurs to me is that one of the reasons that people are so alarmed by this idea is that they don’t regard classical music as just music. It has to be kept separate and elevated, ideally in …

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