Michael Tilson Thomas introduces a new service on Musaic for orchestral musicians and anyone interested in learning more, like what a concertmaster actually does, or videos on trumpet, cello, flute, violin, piano, but not so much on saxophone, as you might expect. You can find players, like Yo-Yo Ma, and some very cool videos of composers pieces like the one for Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians.
The site is a compendium of video interviews, master classes, and more, and you can search by instrument, composer, conductor, or whatever. I couldn’t embed videos (a tick-mark against the site, IMHO), so you’ll have to go check ’em out at Musaic.
Below is a talk by Thomas that’s pretty entertaining, and might introduce you to a new way to relate to classical music. Check it out:
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