Keyed Trumpet and Keyed Bugle

Most trumpeters know the difference between the keyed trumpet and the keyed bugle, but many outside The Family don't know. As I'm working on new performing editions of the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concerti with historical commentary for Carl Fischer Music (forthcoming later this year), I came across some fine resources on YouTube concerning the keyed … Continue reading Keyed Trumpet and Keyed Bugle

An Inspiring Collaboration

One of the great joys of being a conductor is collaborating with guest soloists whose artistry and skill inspires everyone around them. Such was the case last month at the Frederick Symphony concert on May 7, 2011 which featured pianist Jeffrey Chappell performing Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto. Not only was it a privilege to work with Jeff, my colleague at Goucher … Continue reading An Inspiring Collaboration

Giazotto’s Albinoni Adagio

In the wake of the fall Goucher Orchestra concert, I thought I would take a minute to post a video of one of the works we performed along with my thoughts about the piece from the program notes. Enjoy! Nobody could blame the Italian musicologist Remo Giazotto (1910-1998) for being a bit chagrined. His most famous composition is popular … Continue reading Giazotto’s Albinoni Adagio