30. Pablo Casals and Giving Tuesday

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The Bach Cello Suites are one of the gifts Pablo gave the world. This week as we celebrate philanthropy in every form, Accelerando gives a nod to the cellist that defined cello playing in the twentieth century. Listen to your favorite artist playing the Bach Cello Suites on any platform or mode…and consider how you wish to honor the charities that move your world forward. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

29. About Talent’s Mysteries and Myths

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As Music educators we navigate the question of talent all the time. In this episode Seth Godin gives a perspective on education and the arts for his listeners at Akimbo. Borrowed here with his blessing are two segments from his podcast. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

28. Music Notation and Some Vertical Knowledge

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If you want to create a music writing program that out performs Sibelius and Finale, you might want to examine the AI already written into graphics and text. Graphics are way ahead of music notation in computer programs. What can we look forward to in the future of music reading apps like ForScore? More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

27. Memorizing and the Memory Palace

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The Memory Palace is a remnant of the way people preserved knowledge before literacy. Today we explore the techniques of memorization, the memory Palace and… swimming. Quite the mix. Read more on https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

26. El Sistema: Music Education for Social Impact with Juan Jaramillo

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26. El Sistema: Music Education for Social Impact with Juan Jaramillo
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Juan Jaramillo joins Accelerando for an insightful interview on El Sistema, the program that introduced him to violin study. Juan is a successful musician and a vibrant purveyor of education that follows the El Sistema legacy. Working through the Non Profit Sound Impact he passionately takes music to schools and organizations in Latin America that strive to make lives better with music education. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

25. Water Music

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Handel wrote music that delighted the crowds and the crowns. Water Music was written for King George I and was so popular the event it was created for: floating on the river Thames, was repeated a couple times. Today we talk about what it must have been like hearing Handel’s music out on the water, and how Handel was successful in London. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

24. Rap vs. Recit

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Leonard Bernstein made a TV show in the 50’s called Omnibus. Its about the inside workings of classical music , and it began airing almost a decade before his great broadway hit West Side Story. Today I’m adding Hamilton and other Rap Operas to the Maestro’s discussion of recitative, perhaps the timeline is due for an update. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

23. Grab your Lute: Meet Galileo’s Dad

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23. Grab your Lute: Meet Galileo's Dad
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Galileo’s dad Vincenzo was a noted Lutenist and composer from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Both father and son made inventions and progress in mathematics and physics. The family business of lute playing was shared by Galileo and his brother Michelangelo. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

22. Quantum Theatre: The World Premiere of “Idaspe” with Karla Boos

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22. Quantum Theatre: The World Premiere of "Idaspe" with Karla Boos
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Quantum Theatre has been producing groundbreaking and innovative theater works for 30 years. This month the unveiling of a Baroque opera written for the the famed castrato Farinelli is another exceptional undertaking. The score was completed and in some parts rewritten by the musicians of Chatham Baroque and the production’s director Claire van Kampen. Karla Boos talks about the realization of a work that started with an Aria attributed to Vivaldi, but led to another composer altogether: Riccardo Broschi. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

21. The Symphony in the Forest

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Composers have always found inspiration in nature for their works. Some composers turn this idea around and say the forest has a symphony built in. The crickets and the birds are music enough for composer Bernie Krause who creates sound scapes for nature installations around the world, but also writes for symphony orchestras. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com