On violinist Mark O’Connor and how his blog post renders itself ineffective

by: Raine — Mark O’Connor, a brilliant American violinist and virtuoso performer, has written a blog post that infuriates me. It is supposed to explore whether J.S. Bach should be performed in the style it was “intended” to be performed in three hundred years ago or whether it should be reinterpreted to fit the modernContinue reading “On violinist Mark O’Connor and how his blog post renders itself ineffective”

Classical Music in Pop Culture: Sumi Jo

by: Raine — Before I begin, I would like to ask you watch and listen to the Youtube examples I have posted. You don’t have to watch the entire video, but please do watch the times that I have pointed out. I will give you things to listen for. I don’t expect you to likeContinue reading “Classical Music in Pop Culture: Sumi Jo”