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Children and Childhood

Video Exclusive: Conductor Talks Kids and Music

Ward Stare, photo by Suzy Gorman

Most careers take twists and turns; Ward Stare’s career has been more like Formula 1 auto racing. He went from playing principal trombone in the Lyric Opera Orchestra to being one of the company’s go-to conductors (debuting in last season’s production of Hansel and Gretel), all before the age of 30

Child’s Play on Exploring Music

Trumpet Practice by Norman Rockwell

Weeknights at 7:00 PM   Children and Childhood continues to be our theme this month on WFMT; it’s also the subject of Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin. As we’ve been more…

Kids Who Play Music

CYSO music director has some interesting insight into the minds of young musicians: “Things that would be automatic for a pro, such as knowing which instruments have the primary melody or the leading rhythm, require explanation and rehearsal. However, once the young people

Composers Love Toys

L&H_Babes_in_Toyland_1934

Before Chucky, Woody or Buzz, the idea of animating toys captured the imaginations of a number of composers. Victor Herbert wrote the operetta Babes in Toyland, Respighi compiled some Rossini more…

A Wonder Child

Ferruccio_Busoni,_Vienna,_1877

[New Release of the Week] These days, radio people most often associate Busoni with his oft-performed transcriptions; in fact he’s a terribly undervalued composer. His works are positively arresting, as was shown in a performance of his Berceuse élégiaque by the CSO under Riccardo Muti. Muti called it, “a masterpiece.”