Tag Archive: harp

Orchestra News

Detroit: Drew McManus posts some recent not-so-great news about the possible binding arbitration deal the DSO musicians wanted to begin negotiation with DSO management. http://www.detroitsymphonymusicians.org http://www.detroitsymphony.com Philadelphia: Management have been threatening Chapter 11… Continue reading

Origins of Bowed Stringed Instruments

The Wikipedia entry for the Byzantine lyra states this about its history: The first recorded reference to the bowed lyra was in the 9th century by the Persian geographer Ibn Khurradadhbih (d. 911);… Continue reading

Hrólfs Saga Kraka

I’ve been working on a long term project that involves “translating” Hrólfs Saga Kraka into a large scale musical drama not unlike a Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk. I’ve loved the story for some time now,… Continue reading

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