Monthly Archives: July 2016

Mauro Giuliani: Guitarist, Composer

Mauro Giuliani was a classical era composer and one of the finest guitarists in the world.  Prior to yesterday, I don’t think I’d ever heard of him; for whatever reason I have not thought much about the guitar as a classical musical instrument at all.  Giuliani began his musical life on the cello, and was […]

Revisiting Beethoven

Beethoven is represented exactly once in the Suzuki repertoire in Books One through Four – his famous “Minuet in G” in Book Two.  I loved it when I learned it, but recently I haven’t given it much attention at all. In some ways it’s a tough one – there’s a position shift down and it’s […]

Perlman and Stern and Me

I’ve been slowly getting around to all nine of the CDs in the Perlman collection that my parents gave me for my birthday back in May – I’ve been taking them wildly out of order, but this morning I loaded up the first CD from the collection into iTunes.  It opens with the Bach Concerto […]