Show Notes

30. Pablo Casals and Giving Tuesday   November 27, 2022 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Intro and Outro music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh

 
 
 
 

29. About Talent’s Mysteries and Myths   November 20, 2022 

 
 
Hadestown is one of a handful of Broadway Shows that has the orchestra on stage mixing the performers and the band.
 

Intro and Outro music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh

 
 
 
 

28.  Music Notation and Some Vertical Knowledge    November 13, 2022 

 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guidonian_hand
 

Intro and Outro music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh

 
 
 
 

27.  Memory and The Memory Palace    November 6, 2022 

 
 
Contact Diamante Orchestra at Pittsburgh.Festival.Orchestra@gmail.com

Intro music by Bruce Cridlebaugh

 
 
 
 

26.  El Sistema: Music Education for Social Impact with Juan Jaramillo October 30, 2022 

https://www.soundimpact.org is the Non Profit Juan works with, bringing lessons and concerts to Latin American Schools

 


Juan teaching in Costa Rica
Juan doing outreach through Sound Impact

Juan’s concert pic as a member of El Sistema, growing up in Venezuela

 

November 1, 2022, 7:00 pm
Diamante Trio
In the Library
Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146
Live music
Inside in the Gallery

Intro  Music performed by Juan ( and his double Juan)
Outro Music performed by Diamante Trio with Lilly Abreu
 

25.  Water Music  October 22, 2022 

 

King George I on the Thames listening to Water Music

George Frederic Handel, 1865-1759

Chronilogical List of English Composers in Wikipedia

November 1, 2022, 7:00 pm
Diamante Trio
In the Library
Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146
Live music
Inside in the Gallery

 
Intro  and Outro Music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh

24.  Rap vs. Recit  October 18, 2022

 
 

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 5: Composer Leonard Bernstein in a recording studio on November 5, 1974 in New York, New York. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)[/caption]

 

Hamilton in Wikipedia

 

November 1, 2022, 7:00 pm
Diamante Trio
In the Library
Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146
Live music
Inside in the Gallery

 
 
 
Intro  and Outro Music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh

23.  Grab your Lute: Meet Galileo’s Dad  October 11, 2022

 On the top or left is a Lute composition in Vincenzo Galilei’s script. On the bottom or right is his son’s, Michelangelo Galilei.

Thanks to Scott Pauley for sending these. (Scott qualifies as the local lutenist and theorbo player- he’s a member of Chatham Baroque, the resident  Early Music Ensemble in Pittsburgh)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quartz String Quartet
All Handel Concert featuring David Billings, Organ
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
384 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238
In the Sanctuary
Free Concert/At will donation
 
 

November 1, 2022, 7:00 pm
Diamante Trio
In the Library
Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146
Live music
Inside in the Gallery

 
 
Intro  and Outro Music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh

22.  Quantum Theatre: The World Premiere of “Idaspe” with Karla Boos  October 4, 2022

 

Karla Boos, Artistic Director of Quantum Theatre 
 (Heather Mull, Photographer)

Idaspe cast: 
(On boxes) Berenice (Pascale Beaudin) & Zoie Reams (Mandane)
(Standing in suit) Arterse (Karim Sulayman)
(Individuals in sunglasses ) Alexandria Troianos, Kevin Ocampo, AJ Libert (dancers, members of Artaserse’s guard)
( Jason Snyder, Photographer)
 
Music included in this podcast: From Idaspe by Riccardo Broschi, recorded at WQED by Riccardo Schulz, with Chatham Baroque:
“Tutto Amore al Caro Bene” with Vivica Genaux;
“O Bella Mano” with John Holiday
 
 

21. The Symphony in the Forest  September 25, 2022 

The Great Animal Orchestra

 
 
 
 
Intro  and Outro Music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh
 
 

20. King Charles III Played the Cello  September 18, 2022

 

 

The Prince of Wales as member of the cello section at Trinity
Intro Music composed by Paul Critser
Outro Music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh
 
 

19. Albert Einstein Played the Violin  September 11, 2022

 

 Albert Einsein named his violins Lina. In 2018 one sold for $518,000.
It was made by Luthier Oscar Stegar who played in the Harrisburg Symphony.

Artur Schnabel was the first pianist to record all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Between 1932 and 1935 he recorded them at the Abbey Road Studios in London.
 
 
 
Intro and Outro Music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh
 
 

18. Building your Audience with Permission Marketing  September 4, 2022

 
 
Intro and Outro Music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh
 
 

17. CMU: Hornbostel, Carnegie and the College of Fine Arts, with Riccardo Schulz  August 28, 2022

Riccardo Schulz,
Director of Recording Activities, Carnegie Mellon University,
 Founder and President, Pittsburgh Digital Recording and Editing Company
https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~music/mat/schulz.html
 
Andrew Carnegie’s Museums and Library in Pittsburgh by Robert J. Gangewere
 
An Architect’s Master Touch by Walter C. Kidney
 
 
Intro and Outro Music composed by Bruce Cridlebaugh
 
 

16. Madame Moneyball July 31, 2022

Frequency of Pittsburgh Opera Productions
(graph created by Kate Cridlebaugh)

 
 
 
Benford’s Law demonstrates another example of a Power Law Graph.

 

 

 
 
Intro and Outro Music composed by Paul Critser
 
 

15. A Symphony of Scientists July 24, 2022

 
The Gist  with Mike Pesca
 
How To Make Radical Climate Action The New Normal
 
Intro and Outro Music composed by Paul Critser
 
 

14. The Piano Story: Part 2. A Winner Revealed with Rodrigo Ojeda  July 17, 2022

 
Schumann Piano Concerto and Respighi Six Pieces performed by Rodrigo
 
 

13. Unless you’re Horowitz July 10, 2022

Vladamir Horowitz

 

The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallway

Intro and Outro Music composed by Paul Critser
 
 

12. About that Copyright  July 3, 2022

 

 
Noex– composed by Paul Critser

Waiting– composed by Bruce S. Cridlebaugh

 
 

11. Gigging Entrepreneurs

June 26, 2022

This is Marketing by Seth Godin

 
 
 

9. The Piano Story: Part 1. Showdown of the Steinways with Peter Stumpf 

June 12, 2022

The Pianos at Heinz Hall are all  built in New York. Carnegie Mellon University has one Steinway D built in Hamburg. The differences are pretty significant according to David Andersen in his article: 

NY vs. Hamburg Steinway Piano

 

 

 

One of these two New York Steinway D’s will be chosen by Emmanuel Ax in the coming days or weeks to be the new concerto piano for the PSO. They sit in the fourth floor rehearsal room awaiting the final showdown which will take place on the stage of Heinz Hall.

 

8. Creating the Electric String Quartet ETHEL with Ralph Farris

June 5, 2022

ethelcentral.org

Circus! Wandering City on YouTube

Ralph Farris

ETHEL

ETHEL

In this episode you heard these pieces by ETHEL:

Circus! Wandering City 

Valedictorian

The Mission

Lighthouse

 

More on Ben Zander: Ben Zander Choosing Your World (2011) on YouTube

 

 

7. How to Curate Creativity

May 29, 2022

Rocket Surgery Made Easy by Steve Krug (Amazon).

Soul Searchin‘ ” from the New Frontiers” by The DeFade Family

6. Teaching Improvisation with Eric DeFade May 23, 2022 EricDeFade.com  Eric DeFade Circle of Fifths Lead Sheet “New Frontiers” by The DeFade Family

5. A Sightreader’s Survival Kit with Charles and Rachel Stegeman

May 15, 2022

The Violin and Viola Bootcamp 

4. A History of the Benedum Orchestra (Part 2-Keepin’ It Live)

May 8, 2022

Donate to the Live Music Fund for the PBT Orchestra

Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra web page 

3. Enriching our Repertoire, Embracing DEI

May 1, 2022

Holly Mulcahy writes about how the social justice movement has impacted orchestral programming

The Year of Diversity was the 2017 themed initiative advancing the frontiers of knowledge and preparing  University of Pittsburgh students to lead impactful lives. 

 

Solemente  performed by the Diamante Trio with Lilly Abreu

DIAMANTE TRIO, comprised of musicians Mary Beth Malek (clarinet), Paula Tuttle (cello), and Devon Arrington (violin), joined by soprano Lilly Abreu on the CD, No More Blues

You can purchase a copy here:

http://pittsburghfestivalorchestra.org/support.html

 

Diamante Trio: No More Blues CD

1. The Trouble with Auditions

April 13, 2022

Some of the ideas mentioned in this podcast can be found in Thinking, Fast and Slow (Amazon), a 2011 book by Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman. Kahneman won the 2002  Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith). His empirical findings challenge the assumption of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory.