Beethoven's Fifth 3:120:00/3:12
YOU NEVER STOP BEING A CELLO PLAYER
Classical compositions are in the works, most likely ready in 2024. Until then, please enjoy these two reflections on my experience with, love and reverence for classical music.
A deeply reflective story about how we listen (and don't listen) to music and why. Inspired by a memorable exchange I had with a very angry man sitting next to me at the Ojai Music Festival in 2019 during a Steven Schick performance of John Luther Adams' “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies I-VIII.” This photograph, unknowingly capturing the moment, was in the following Sunday's New York Times. That's my head in the far right corner, and my conversation partner is in the red hat.
A playful romp through my shock and delight one morning as I heard Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic's marvelous take on Beethoven's work. I play "air cello" in this one. Aired on Studio 360 (WNYC/Public Radio International) in 2005