The Big Five orchestras are the 5 most important orchestras in the USA. These are the orchestras in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago. Whether this classification is still up to date, however, is disputed.
The Philadelphia Orchestra was founded in 1900 and shaped cultural life on the American East Coast from the very beginning. The world stars of classical music enjoyed coming to the young orchestra. Four particularly significant Philadelphia Orchestra concerts took place between 1904 and 1916.
In music, there are many ways to indicate dynamics and articulation. Over time, however, some terms have become established and are used over and over again. Discover here 39 different dynamic and articulation terms in the four musical languages: Italian, English, German and French.
Theodor has written a letter to Charles Norman Fay asking for his support. The influential Chicago businessman’s reply changes the lives of Theodor, Christian and Vince….
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is known for its characteristic brass sound. But there are other things that make the Chicago Symphony Orchestra a unique orchestra. I present five of them to you in this blog post.
Thirty years after his sensational debut in New York, Theodor is a celebrated conductor but his orchestra no longer exists. Over breakfast with Vince and Christian, Theodor gets an idea about how he can save classical music in America…
Theodor has been persuaded by Vince to come to the philharmonic concert. He does not want to miss Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture. Theodor does not yet know that the concert has many other surprises in store…