Maurice Ravel http://tpr.org en Lang-Lessing Excited About Symphony's New Season http://tpr.org/post/lang-lessing-excited-about-symphonys-new-season <p>The San Antonio Symphony&rsquo;s new season starts Friday night at the Majestic Theater. Now in his fourth year as the music director for the symphony, Sebastian Lang-Lessing talked about what&#39;s coming this season.</p><p>&quot;We open the season with a very Russian/French program,&quot; he said. &quot;Two big Mussorgsky pieces. &#39;The Night on Bald Mountain,&#39; orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov&nbsp; and then we finish the concert with &#39;Pictures at an Exhibition.&#39;&quot;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:19:45 +0000 Jack Morgan 19456 at http://tpr.org Lang-Lessing Excited About Symphony's New Season Unraveled Ravel Is A Revelation http://tpr.org/post/unraveled-ravel-revelation <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CQhN6rtTrw</p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 23:19:19 +0000 Alva Noƫ 18098 at http://tpr.org Unraveled Ravel Is A Revelation What's In A (Musical) Word? Expressing Ink Into Music http://tpr.org/post/whats-musical-word-expressing-ink-music <p>Miles Hoffman, who you might know from playing viola or commenting on NPR's <em>Morning Edition</em>, has written a delightful <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/29/opinion/a-crescendo-of-errors.html">opinion piece</a> about the word "<a href="http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/textc/crescendo.html">crescendo</a>." He points out that its use is not always correct, even by some very famous authors! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:41:45 +0000 John Clare 15691 at http://tpr.org What's In A (Musical) Word? Expressing Ink Into Music SAIPC: No Two Performances Are Alike http://tpr.org/post/saipc-no-two-performances-are-alike <p>I remember reading a legendary performer once say that no two performances are alike. When I starting studying the piano I recorded some of my practice sessions to hear how I was playing without the distraction of making the music.</p><p>The great musician was right, not only were all my repetitions different, I couldn't make my performances sound the same if I tried.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:07:10 +0000 Randy Anderson 7153 at http://tpr.org SAIPC: No Two Performances Are Alike