Category Archives: Amusements

Can Orchestras Speak to Mainstream Citizens?

This blog has been neglected for more than a year, set aside by the demands of my work at the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. As the League of American Orchestras Conference begins I’ll resume posting material. Today I flew the last … Continue reading

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20 Orchestral Orgasms

Updated count: 32 (see comments below) Beatles producer George Martin famously called the gigantic crescendo of the Lennon-McCartney song “A Day in the Life” an orchestral orgasm. Last month Rolling Stone named it #1 of the top 10 Beatles songs. … Continue reading

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50 Words for Classical Music Marketers to Rest

An Age of Puffery Adam Sherk has statistically catalogued The Most Overused Buzzwords in Marketing and Press Releases. Gregory Sandow has satirized the language of classical music press releases, saying he hopes they die. And the anonymous blog Proper Discord … Continue reading

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