For your amusement and your amazement.
Proof eyebrows can help for high notes...
One of my readers asked this week where to locate good fingering charts for the piccolo on the internet. Coincidentally, the topic came up t...
For many years I have taught that a good flute embouchure has 4 corners: 2 corners by the upper cheekbones, one by each nostril, and, the 2 ...
Greetings! I have just returned to North Carolina from the Keith Underwood Flute Masterclass at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, a week filled with ...
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
In her own words, a brief history of Clara Rockmore's life with the Theremin. Also discussion with electronic music experts Robert Moog and Thomas Ray.
This is a wonderful tale of "crisis equals opportunity" When she ceased playing the violin because of advancing arthritis, Clara finds the perfect outlet for her artistry.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Nellie Melba in her very first recording, March 1904!
Landon Ronald, piano
Philippe Gaubert, flute
Felix Weingartner conducts the Paris Symphony Orchestra in a 1932 performance of Overture to Der Freischütz.
Many thanks to Sir James Galway for posting the link to this video on Galway-Flute-Chat!
Closeups of Marcel Moyse playing can be seen at
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Moving in the light,
hope is the torch
burning our fears and illuminating our path.
Today is bright.
Joyful tears cleanse.
Snow crystals gleam as fire roars in hearth and heart.
May he lead from calm,
the fiery fountain of strength,
© Catherine LeGrand