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grecchinois is a English-speaking blog specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, grecchinois is a qualified source of soClassiQ, like Meeting in Music or All the conducting master class and many others. The oldest article indexed by soClassiQ is dated 2012-02-20. Since then, a total of 152 articles have been written and published by grecchinois.

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grecchinois seems to be on pause right now, since no article has been published for 3 months. The last article in grecchinois, "Moving Addresses", is dated 2018-04-11.

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2018-04-11 06:50:00

Hi there...I know it's been a while since I've posted.  There are a ton of reasons for that, mostly having to do with a lack of free time these days.  Regardless, I still intend to keep this blog going, however I will be doing so over at my website from now on.  Please catch my intermittent musings over there now, if you will.  As much as I've loved Blogspot - the time for me to consolidate is long overdue...Hope to see you at the new address!

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2017-06-29 23:25:00

We are recording our performances of Berlioz' Romeo et Juliette here in San Francisco this week, and it's a thrill to get to be a part of this project. I'm excited for this weekend of concerts. Being a former teenage orchestra-geek, I was madly in love with this piece when I was sawing away at my violin in youth orchestra, and desperately dreamt of getting to play it one day. We could never have dreamed of playing it as teenagers, so it's a real joy to finally get to be a part of it, despite my violinist days being far behind me. The folks at the SF Symphony filmed me and my amazing colleagues chatting about the piece during a rehearsal break, while we sipped some coffee in the park. Check out some of our thoughts on the piece and our week here in San […]

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2017-06-29 21:25:00

We are recording our performances of Berlioz' Romeo et Juliette here in San Francisco this week, and it's a thrill to get to be a part of this project.  I'm excited for this weekend of concerts.  Being a former teenage orchestra-geek, I was madly in love with this piece when I was sawing away at my violin in youth orchestra, and desperately dreamt of getting to play it one day.  We could never have dreamed of playing it as teenagers, so it's a real joy to finally get to be a part of it, despite my violinist days being far behind me.The folks at the SF Symphony filmed me and my amazing colleagues chatting about the piece during a rehearsal break, while we sipped some coffee in the park.  Check out some of our thoughts on the piece and our week here in San Francisco in the little video below:

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2017-01-15 01:30:00

Gods & Monsters, my latest album with pianist Myra Huang was released this weekend. This record - mine and Myra's third together - is the realization of a long time dream of Myra's and mine to delve seriously into the realm of German Lieder. There are so many people to thank for helping usher this album to it's release, including Melanne Mueller, Steve Winn and all of the amazing team at Avie Records, our fellow executive producer Philip Wilder, the album's incredible producer and engineer Marlan Barry, and of course - Myra, who was such an inspirational and energetic force throughout the entire process, especially the sessions themselves, which were great fun. Also, of course, none of this would be possible without the army of generous souls who's contributions have underwritten this labor of love - we truly can't thank you enough for generosity and support. If […]

grecchinois

2017-01-15 00:30:00

Gods & Monsters Release 

Gods & Monsters, my latest album with pianist Myra Huang was released this weekend.  This record - mine and Myra's third together - is the realization of a long time dream of Myra's and mine to delve seriously into the realm of German Lieder.  There are so many people to thank for helping usher this album to it's release, including Melanne Mueller, Steve Winn and all of the amazing team at Avie Records, our fellow executive producer Philip Wilder, the album's incredible producer and engineer Marlan Barry, and of course - Myra, who was such an inspirational and energetic force throughout the entire process, especially the sessions themselves, which were great fun.  Also, of course, none of this would be possible without the army of generous souls who's contributions have underwritten this labor of love - we truly can't thank you enough for generosity and support. If you're interested in […]

Gods & Monsters Release

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2017-02-01 17:46:00

As the San Francisco Symphony cellos and basses began Beethoven's famous 'Ode to Joy' theme today in rehearsal, I turned and locked eyes with my dear friend and phenomenal soprano colleague, Kiera Duffy, both of us starting to tear up a bit. Without needing to say a word, we both just silently communicated to each other: "We need this now." With all the protesting of the past two weeks and the shockingly un-American executive orders from our President dictating that we build walls and ban refugees, purporting to protect and enforce our borders, I find it quite timely to perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony this week here in San Francisco. The symphony, groundbreaking for its use of voices in the final movement (a first in the music history of the symphonic form), is a setting of excerpts of a poem by Friedrich Schiller with some extra text added […]

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2016-12-24 01:59:00

It's Christmas Eve morning here in Japan, and reading the morning news of calls for an arms race, tensions rising over Israel/Palestine resolutions at the UN, as well as updates about any of the myriad of other horrors reported this past week has not contributed to my sense of Holiday Spirit. Waking up and reading the morning news each day this month has been heartbreaking - reading of our world that is so sharply divided and deep in conflict in every corner has been a stark contrast with the Messiahs I've been traveling around performing these past few weeks. As the tenor soloist in a performance of Messiah, I have the distinct privilege of kicking off the piece with one of its most beautiful moments, an accompanied recitative: "Comfort Ye, my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her that her warfare […]

grecchinois

2017-02-01 16:46:00

As the San Francisco Symphony cellos and basses began Beethoven's famous 'Ode to Joy' theme today in rehearsal, I turned and locked eyes with my dear friend and phenomenal soprano colleague, Kiera Duffy, both of us starting to tear up a bit.  Without needing to say a word, we both just silently communicated to each other: "We need this now."With all the protesting of the past two weeks and the shockingly un-American executive orders from our President dictating that we build walls and ban refugees, purporting to protect and enforce our borders, I find it quite timely to perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony this week here in San Francisco.  The symphony, groundbreaking for its use of voices in the final movement (a first in the music history of the symphonic form), is a setting of excerpts of a poem by Friedrich Schiller with some extra text added by Beethoven himself at […]

grecchinois

2016-12-24 00:59:00

Peace, Goodwill

Peace, Goodwill 

It's Christmas Eve morning here in Japan, and reading the morning news of calls for an arms race, tensions rising over Israel/Palestine resolutions at the UN, as well as updates about any of the myriad of other horrors reported this past week has not contributed to my sense of Holiday Spirit.  Waking up and reading the morning news each day this month has been heartbreaking - reading of our world that is so sharply divided and deep in conflict in every corner has been a stark contrast with the Messiahs I've been traveling around performing these past few weeks. As the tenor soloist in a performance of Messiah, I have the distinct privilege of kicking off the piece with one of its most beautiful moments, an accompanied recitative: "Comfort Ye, my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her that her warfare is accomplish'd, that her […]

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2016-12-31 20:20:00

As we collectively consider the shadow of the past year while we cross over into 2017 this evening, what I have heard with even more vehemence than in previous years is basically a chorus of variations on the theme of "F**ck off, 2016!" To be honest, like many people I hear singing that particular song, I am quite happy to put this year behind me, and I'm very tempted to join in the chorus of frustration much of the time. Yet, while so many extraordinary horrible things have happened this year, so many extraordinarily wonderful things have happened this year, too. I've experienced some extraordinary highs, particularly musically, this year, and I've felt inspired by those moments to take bigger and bigger leaps forward. From my perspective, 2016 has mostly felt like a year of transition - political transitions, personal transitions, vocal transitions...you name it. […]

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