Tag Archives: France

March 10

Developments in Realism and Expressionism in the Vocal Music of Mussorgsky and Debussy

Vocal writing at the beginning of the twentieth century saw a shift away from the traditional format of arias and recitatives, with a decreased emphasis on the bel canto style. Though composers found various avenues for their new styles, the overarching trend was toward realism and expressionism. These new styles manifested themselves both musically and […]

October 04

Altissimo, Jungle Flute, and Deep-House Music. Summer in the Mediterranean.

Summer has finished here in the Mediterranean. It’s cooler now and I’m writing this long overdue update from a rainy Sicily. It’s been an interesting summer. I’ve devoted a lot of hours to really focused practicing and have developed some new things. This summer has mostly been about Altissimo, flute doubling, house music, and Aperol […]

September 20

Colorful Food Pics!

Food pics can be lame but here are some images of delicious things i’ve been eating in France, Spain, and Italy. Moules from La Rochelle, France Ensalada de Pulpa (Octopus Salad) from Barcelona. Fish Soup from Ville Franche, Côte d’Azur, France Moules Frites Aux Curry from Ville Franche, Côte d’Azur, France Pizza con Funghi from Napoli, […]