2014 classical Grammy nominations highlight innovation

Minnesota Public Radio: 2014 classical Grammy nominations highlight innovation

“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…

The Hagen Quartet at the 92nd St. Y

Viennese Tradition Comes to New York.

Good life advice from Gonzo

To put our faith in tangible goals would seem to be, at best, unwise. So we do not strive to be firemen, we do not strive to be bankers, nor policemen, nor doctors. WE STRIVE…

Cellist Yells at Cloud

I’m supposed to be practicing. Three very bad things happened today, and because of them i’m in a bit of a funk, and focusing on scales, octaves, and cadenzas just aren’t happening right now. Those…

CAT VIDEO!

Here’s a video of my cat.   I have mixed feelings about this cat video for a few reasons: Did loki ever get out of the shower? Will more people visit my website if i…

no, but it makes cool sounds…

Johannes BRAHMS Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60  III. Andante Kathrin ten Hagen, violin Emily Deans, viola Matt Beckmann, cello Qing Jiang, piano Recorded April 2009 Jordan Hall, Boston, MA   Henri DUTILLEUX Trois…

Matt Beckmann, cellist

Matt Beckmann is gaining notoriety as versatile and adventurous cellist, performing across the country to diverse audiences and critical acclaim. As a freelance musician, Matt has performed at many venues across New York City such…