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MOMOTARO: TAKÉNOBU BRINGS A FOLKTALE TO LIFE WITH CELLO AND LAPTOP

Since first hearing Nick Takénobu Ogawa’s album Exposition this past summer, I’ve been a fan of this versatile cellist. I was surprised and excited to discover his December release of an album based on a famous Japanese folktale I grew … Continue reading

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ADINA SPIRE: VIVALDI WAS A GYPSY GIRL

A conversation with cellist, composer, and conductor Adina Spire In 1703, Antonio Vivaldi began teaching violin at Venice’s Ospedale della Pietà girls’ orphanage—a position he would hold for nearly forty years. Renowned for its musicians, the Pietà provided Vivaldi with … Continue reading

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