Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It has been interesting to track the responses and non-responses to my article in Chamber Music magazine about the chamber music coaching I did at Mannes for thirty years. For some people it was a life-changing experience, I gather in large part because of the new and unfamiliar music we all learned together.

It seems to be a radical notion that chamber music involves more skills than counting, and starting and stopping more or less at the same time. The elemental skill is, of course, listening sympathetically. Sounds simple. Try it.

(If you haven't seen the article and would like to read it drop me a line and I'll send you a pdf copy.)