Saturday, February 22, 2014

Concert Conversation

Last night, during the intermission of a Prairie Ensemble concert, before we played Mahler's string orchestra transcription of Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" quartet, a nice woman from the audience (during Prairie Ensemble concert intermissions the audience and the players can comfortably mingle) told me that she watched a YouTube video of the Schubert that afternoon in order to prepare herself for the concert. That left me with a warm feeling about ways computer automation can enhance the appreciation of music that is played in a concert space, before our very (collective) eyes and ears.

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