Category: Music

Alma Deutscher's Rx for the coronavirus blues

Alma Deutscher is a composer in the mode of Beethoven and Mozart,  a pianist in the mode Arthur Rubinstein and a violinist in the mode of Itzhak Perlman. Well not quite, but at 15 years old, she is a most remarkable girl who will put a smile on your face when the coronavirus pandemic gets to... Read more »

Sick of the Super Bowl hype? Try this

Related: Sick of the Super Bowl hype? Check out the Puppy Bowl. For information on my award-winning historical novel, “Madness: The War of 1812,” visit: Like The Barbershop? You can be notified when I’ve posted in it by subscribing to it. Simply type in yur email address in the box below and click the “create... Read more »

Without music, Christmas is a silent movie

Without music, tonight and tomorrow would be just another Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. More than most of the holiday trappings, music is Christmas Eve and Christmas dawning, whether for the Christian faithful or for the secular merrymakers. It describes and explains Christmas more than the wonder in your children’s eyes, the piney fragrance of... Read more »

A 13-year-old-girl plays the trumpet like you've never heard before

Remember the name:  Melissa Venema     Here she is again: And again: Here she is at 12: Again

Pure Joy: 3-year-old conducts Beethoven's Fifth

Something to cheer up your Monday morning: Watch closely as this three-year-old boy conducts his imaginary orchestra. He has the beat down almost perfectly, and cues the wind section and first violins at the exact right time. Inspiring.  The video has gone viral, but I had to post it because it brought me such joy.

Merry Christmas from your IPhone, IPad

This is a must-see. More revolutionary music from Apple: Christmas music using borrowed iPhones and iPads at North Point Community Church.     Download more free music from North Point —
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