Jacob Greenberg

Sunday, July 19, 2009

good moment

...today when practicing the Schumann Carnaval. I formed a image of the work's mysterious, evocative characters, all of them together, and I pictured what it would look like when they march at the end of the piece to defeat the army of Philistines. This is how it made me feel:


Picture courtesy of Wing Yin Wong.

Monday, July 06, 2009

meditation, hiatus

Been a while since I've posted, but things have been busy. I completed a move to a new apartment, though "completed" is wishful thinking--there's so much to do still, and I'm living out of boxes. Hopefully soon it'll be more manageable.

ICE completed two great days of recording at Mount Holyoke College for Corey Dargel's song cycle, and the group is off until August, when we return to Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center to do a concert with John Adams. Very exciting. In the meantime, I have so much to do it's scary, though I'm not bound to particular deadlines. A big summer program for Close Range--Schoenberg, Debussy, Webern, Mozart; getting acquainted with the new version of Sibelius; editing for my solo disc; composing; and much else. A few discs have been released recently; check them all out on the right sidebar. There are many more still in the works.