Mozart and Me: Stories of the Supernatural Oct22

Mozart and Me: Stori...

By way of introduction may I say my doctoral dissertation was on the early Mozart Symphonies, I have worked on editorial problems of an urtext edition of Mozart piano sonatas for Universal Editions in Vienna, I have co-authored articles on Mozart compositions in the leading European journals,...

On the Difficulty of Staying Awake Oct21

On the Difficulty of...

We have all seen audience members sleeping during musical performances. Classical music, in particular, can be very soothing after a hard day’s work, a large dinner and a little wine. One can sympathize (as long as it is not one of our concerts!). But have you seen performers fall asleep...

18th Century Echo Music Oct20

18th Century Echo Mu...

The following three videos make up the episode ’18th Century Echo Music’ from Dr David Whitwell’s History of the Wind Band series. Part 1 Part 2 Part...

Foundations of Music Education Oct20

Foundations of Music...

Foundations of Music Education is part two of Dr. Whitwell’s three-part series, On Education. This book traces the history of music education from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome to the modern era. The reader will see the most natural concepts of the ancient music...

Philosophic Foundations of Education Oct20

Philosophic Foundati...

Philosophic Foundations of Education is part one in Dr. Whitwell’s three-part series, On Education. In this book the reader will find the dramatic story of how the early Roman Church sought to end the general education of the public and how knowledge struggled to survive the Dark Ages....

Music Education of the Future Aug28

Music Education of t...

Music Education of the Future is the concluding book in Dr. Whitwell’s 3-part series, On Education. In the ancient civilizations music education was based on principles which seemed to them obvious and natural, that there was something universal about how people heard and understood...

The Sousa Oral History Project Aug27

The Sousa Oral Histo...

The literature on the early twentieth-century composer and band leader, John Philip Sousa, has focused on the man himself, his wealth and role as a popular figure in society, the almost universal appeal of his marches, and the popularity of his band concerts. But what did the members of the...

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