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on the record is a English-speaking blog specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, on the record is a qualified source of soClassiQ, like ArtsJournal: music or parterre box and many others. The oldest article indexed by soClassiQ is dated 2009-07-24. Since then, a total of 15 articles have been written and published by on the record.

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2009-10-30 14:51:59

I remember a moment during the summer of 2002, when I looked at my wife and told her that I needed to make a change in my professional life. I had been managing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for seventeen years--a...

on the record

2009-10-23 14:12:50

Earlier this year the National Endowment for the Arts released its 2008 Arts Participation Survey, and the picture it paints is worrisome. The study was done in May, 2008, six months into the recession, and certainly we can draw a...

on the record

2009-10-16 14:32:08

If you go to symphony concerts in Europe or South America, you see audiences that tend to be more diverse than ours in the United States--more young people, more ethnic diversity, more apparent diversity of economic and demographic background. Since...

on the record

2009-10-09 17:38:27

I appear to have caused some confusion in the past with my comments about orchestra board members who try to wield too much authority in programming decisions, and conversely about conductors who adopt an autocratic, almost dictatorial stance, saying, "I...

on the record

2009-10-02 16:34:40

In last week's blog, I began a discussion of some of the questions I am most frequently asked by orchestras engaged in music director searches. This week, I am continuing that subject.What do we do when we start getting local...

on the record

2009-09-25 14:28:27

I've written about the subject of music director searches before, but I continue to encounter the same questions when I work with orchestras that are engaged in such searches. So perhaps there is some value in repeating points that were...

on the record

2009-09-18 15:49:57

Recently I went on a spate of listening to recordings of Mozart piano concertos. For about 50 years I have not been able to get enough of them--they seem to me to be Mozart's "operas without words," the highest form...

on the record

2009-09-11 15:07:59

I rarely blog about a single recording, or set of recordings, but in recent months I have been immersing myself in an utterly remarkable demonstration of great chamber music playing, and I can't resist sharing it with you. It is...

on the record

2009-09-04 17:11:28

One of the problems that the classical music world faces is the different ways that people experience music. The truth is that classical music is not meant to be background music. It is often not meant to "soothe," should in...

on the record

2009-08-28 14:26:11

I've written about this subject before, but the older I get the more baffled I am by the wall that seems to exist in this country between symphonic conducting and operatic conducting. It is not necessarily true at the highest...

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