Presentation matters

Presentation matters

I’m sure you’ve been in my situation. Your mom has prepared a bunch of exquisite crunchy tater tots, and after eating all of them, she said, “Guess what? Those weren’t tater tots. They were spinach puffs. You just ate that spinach that you didn’t want yesterday.

I've got to admit that when I saw this video, it made me remember that childhood feeling all over again. 

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Working with Pablo Heras-Casado (Molding the Music)

Working with Pablo Heras-Casado (Molding the Music)

When Heras-Casado conducts, it is a physical event. He has a lot of power and presence, but there is also a corporeal quality about the music he brings out. It’s as though he intends to reach out and grab the notes, then shape them with his hands right in front of the audience’s eyes.

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Top Five Classical Music Album Covers of 2013

Top Five Classical Music Album Covers of 2013

The whole industry is changing, and labels have to find new ways of reaching audiences; these five albums did a really effective job of speaking to a broader audience than some of the quiet, predictable covers of the past.

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