“Classical Music Is Dead”…is dead.

The fat lady has sung. For the fat lady. She sang about other fat ladies. After a long and fruitful history, the cheap journalistic trope “Classical Music is Dead” died today. Nobody knows its exact…

Memorial Day 2011: Live-blogging 24 Hour DCH Voucher

For my birthday, Dan got me a 24-hour ticket to the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall. Good thing, since all our Memorial Day plans have been cancelled/postponed due to rain, and thunder got me out…

Music Haven

Since many of you are seeing this blog for the first time today, here’s the big news: in August 2010 I joined Music Haven as Resident Cellist. Music Haven is inherently hard to explain because…

Grit Makes the Man

Jonah Lehrer has an excellent post about a recent paper’s exploration of the nature of success and how it relates to talent in the National Spelling Bee. ¬†From Duckworth, et al: Our major findings in…