Fort Worth Symphony Strike

If you haven’t been keeping up, the Fort Worth Symphony musicians are on strike. Performances are cancelled until the strike is resolved. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, in a nutshell, the musicians took a pay cut Read More …

Seeing Might Be Believing!

I’ve been blogging for years about the benefits of listening to classical music, and I’m happy to experiment on myself, but it’s sometimes hard to tell when something is working. However, being able to see a dramatic change in other Read More …

The Dunning–Kruger Effect and Singing

The Foole doth thinke he is wise, but the wiseman knowes himselfe to be a Foole. —William Shakespeare, As You Like It If you’re not familiar with the Dunning-Kruger Effect, it simply states that incompetent people, because they lack the Read More …

Mozart Spurs Microbe Productivity

According to Der Spiegel: The sonic waves of Mozart’s compositions, along with the addition of oxygen, spur micro-organisms to a higher performance in breaking down biosolids, Stucki explained. As a result, wastewater facilities will be able to save energy costs Read More …

Black History Month and Opera, Again

A compelling and mesmerizing production of Don Giovanni, directed by Peter Sellars, and featuring the magnificent Eugene Perry as Don Giovanni, and his equally-magnificent twin brother, Herbert Perry, as Leporello, which unfortunately eclipses the wonderful Elmore James as Masetto. Make Read More …

New Blog Features for 2015!

As of tomorrow, you’ll be able to find a “Today in Music History” Calendar at the foot of each page of the blog. I’m doing my best to keep up a fairly stiff pace on the entries, but so far Read More …

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