Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
If I had a Hammer
Kenneth Woods led me to this post by Gene De Lisa about Mahler's Sixth Symphony that has a bunch of videos depicting some of the fateful hammer strokes (and various hammers and boxes) used in different performances the piece.
I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but I no longer have my baroque flute. Now my modern flute spends most of its time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d'amore are often tucked under my chin.