Marc Armitano Domingo was born in Northern California. He spent his childhood traveling to Venezuela where his parents are from and fell in love with Baroque music from a young age. His Grandparent & apos;s house was covered in Venezuelan art, Bromeliads, and a vast collection of Orchids on their roof. His passion for Baroque music led him to study Historical Performance on Viola da Gamba where he learned more about Baroque and Renaissance art and especially ornamentation. In Baroque music, pieces are usually left quite bare and minimal and it is up to the performer to add expression, graces, trills, and other agrément. In this style, Marc uses simple forms and adds appliqués, etchings, and other decorating techniques to create variety and beauty in a piece. Most of his work has some sort of utilitarian purpose.
Franny and I interview the brilliant Aisslinn Nosky, the baroque violinist extraordinaire whose electrifying performances get everyone buzzing. She has coming to Garth Newel Music Center for the past three summers to lead our Emerging Artist Fellows in a baroque … Continued
Harpsichord phenom Joe Gascho may be uncomfortable with me introducing him as an awesome person, but he’s just going have to be ok with it, because if anyone is deserving of the title, it’s him. Find out why in this … Continued
Lucie Skeaping chats to the award-winning flautist and recorder player Ashley Solomon, professor and Head of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music and director of the ensemble Florilegium. The group, founded in 1991, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In the last quarter of a century, Florilegium has toured worldwide, released an impressive number of recordings and embarked on a fascinating (and ongoing) project working with native Indians in Bolivia. The programme includes excerpts from some of Florilegium's recordings including music by Bach, Telemann, Haydn, Monteclair, Couperin, Pergolesi and the Bolivian composer Roque Jacinto de Chavarria.
Head of Historical Performance Jane Booth talks to us about the Faculty Artist recital on 16 November, and also updates us on future projects for the Historical Performance department. First published 16 November 2011.
Episode 71: Barely Controlled Chaos – Maestro Michael Morgan Upcoming Events: April 4 – master class and viola d’amore lecture/demo for the Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program Inquiries from my Inbox: Philip writes: “I honestly believe that the modern violinists exceed both the musical and technical abilities of the old (I am sure you have heard of the wax recordings of Brahms and Sarasate, etc.).” Random Musical Thought: How is it possible to enjoy the musical interpretations of someone whom you don’t like as a person? Main Topic: A conversation from 2008 with Michael Morgan, conductor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic. Maestro Morgan offers words of wisdom for orchestral string players, including to use less vibrato, play with more slides, have your own opinion and don’t be afraid to take risks. For more information about Michael Morgan, please visit http://www.morganorch.com Total playing time: 00:48:53 SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST ON I-TUNES! Would you like to be featured on Violin Adventures? Just send your question via text or as an MP3 attachment to email@example.com and listen for your answer on Inquiries From My Inbox! Thanks for listening! www.rachelbartonpine.com www.twitter.com/rbpviolinist www.facebook.com/rachelbartonpineviolinist www.youtube.com/RachelBartonPine Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine is produced by Windy Apple Studios www.windyapple.com