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  • Cadenzas

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 19, 2016
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    If you are an at all experienced flute player, you have probably played a few cadenzas in your life. Johann Quantz defines a “cadenza” as “that extempore embellishment created, according to the fancy and pleasure of the performer, by a concertante part at the close of a piece on the penultimate note of the bass, that is, […]

  • 1949 Philadelphia Orchestra

    Posted by
    Julia
    Date
      April 15, 2010
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    This video from 1949 shows Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra.  The flutist playing is William Kincaid, who was my teacher’s teacher. 
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    As I was watching the video, it struck me that Ormandy addressed the orchestra, saying “Gentlemen.”  In 1949, there were no women in this orchestra.  In f […]