Archive for February, 2012
The world famous classical trumpeter Maurice André has died. He would have been 79 on May 21.
He worked in the mines of southern France in his teenage years. His father encouraged him to learn the trumpet. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 18. More >
Notion is an iPad app for music notation. One outstanding feature of Notion is that it gives you the ability to edit and playback scores using real audio samples performed by The London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
Here is a cheezy marketing blurb complete with bad movie music.
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Here is a clip of Pierre Boulez conducting the second movement (Fêtes) of Debussy’s Nocturnes in London back in 1968. It is a teaser trailer for a DVD that Naxos is hawking.
The only way that could have been better would be if he was wearing a leather jacket, and More >