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Such a pleasant surprise, and true joy, to hear Barber's rarely performed Cello Sonata tonight at Music for Thought Series, from rising star Yu-Ping Wu, and ace pianist Hannah Harnest, who pulled it all off on short notice, really getting to the heart of the work. I'm looking forward to Hannah's next concert in this series. ... See MoreSee Less

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Such a pleasant surprise, and true joy, to hear Barbers rarely performed Cello Sonata tonight at Music for Thought Series, from rising star Yu-Ping Wu, and ace pianist Hannah Harnest, who pulled it all off on short notice, really getting to the heart of the work. Im looking forward to Hannahs next concert in this series.

Looking forward to being a part of this wonderful series from Jamie Bernstein and IDAGIO! Over four sessions, the course explores the incredible legacy of Leonard Bernstein through conversations with #BradleyCooper, #StevenSpielberg, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kristin Chenoweth, and many more!

Running June 5-June 26: jamiebernstein.idagio.com
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Those of you in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area have another chance to hear Elizabeth Kluegel sing "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" after her performance in this film, now serendipitously united with Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association who were seen/heard playing the Cello Concerto in the same - now blessed with Executive Director Caroline Mousset who helped kick off this documentary with dearly departed Christopher Rex seen/heard playing the Cello Sonata, during Caroline's much-too-short time at The Phillips Collection - small world!May 21/22 @WashMetPhil 🎻 Get tix today! - mailchi.mp/wmpamusic.org/may2122seasonfinale ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Those of you in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area have another chance to hear Elizabeth Kluegel sing Knoxville: Summer of 1915 after her performance in this film, now serendipitously united with Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association who were seen/heard playing the Cello Concerto in the same - now blessed with Executive Director Caroline Mousset who helped kick off this documentary with dearly departed Christopher Rex seen/heard playing the Cello Sonata, during Carolines much-too-short time at The Phillips Collection - small world!

It was a nice treat running into this framed manuscript mounted on one of the parquet hallways at Carnegie Hall last weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
It was a nice treat running into this framed manuscript mounted on one of the parquet hallways at Carnegie Hall last weekend!

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Hi Paul — exact same thing happened to me at the Houghton Library when I left the powder room and walked straight into a display case with original score of Barber’s “Knoxville Summer of 1915” !

Quite a milestone for "Sitka: A Piano Documentary" directed by Paul Moon reaching 50k views & 9k hours, as freely given on YouTube (after 1.3k hours on Vimeo). Thanks to Olivier Cavé, Caroline Mousset, Piano Craft and many more for empowering this seminal film on the art of piano making and restoration: youtu.be/FicGOcCCpw4 (also on DVD and Blu-ray at amzn.to/3vRljsy) ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Renowned cellist Christopher Rex has died. It was such a blessing to catch a glimpse of his soulful artistry. His obituary at The Violin Channel features the Chopin sonata that I filmed during production of this documentary: theviolinchannel.com/cellist-christopher-rex-has-died. Here is an edit of the beginning and end of the documentary's section on Barber's beautiful early Cello Sonata, featuring the cellist's reflections on learning from Orlando Cole, meeting the composer, and melancholy in youth that yearns to understand life and death. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Nice to see Marin Alsop at the podium again, this time without me running between cameras for Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, tonight in my newest hometown of Manhattan at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Nice to see Marin Alsop at the podium again, this time without me running between cameras for Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, tonight in my newest hometown of Manhattan at  Carnegie Hall with the American Composers OrchestraImage attachment

Happy 85th Birthday to David Del Tredici! It was such an honor to interview him last year, worth revisiting in celebration at podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/david-del-tredici/id1473390770?i=1000526997061 (David's got some funny zingers in there) 🎂Episode 5 of Capricorn Conversations is available now! Renowned composer David Del Tredici is joined by pianist Marc Peloquin in a conversation with filmmaker H. Paul Moon, discussing David’s distinctive and bold Neo-Romantic body of work, ranging from his settings of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice In Wonderland,” to his piano works performed and recorded by Marc. David recounts his interactions with Samuel Barber:, Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Slatkin, and many more legends in 20th century music. The one-hour conversation is available now on all major podcast platforms:
Apple Podcasts: podcast.samuelbarberfilm.com (or say to your Amazon Echo, "Alexa, play podcast Capricorn Conversations")
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4 months ago
Happy 85th Birthday to David Del Tredici! It was such an honor to interview him last year, worth revisiting in celebration at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/david-del-tredici/id1473390770?i=1000526997061 (Davids got some funny zingers in there) 🎂

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