WUIS Classic http://wuis.org en 10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice http://wuis.org/post/10-easy-ways-optimize-your-music-practice <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49MCkTXp2hY</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:26:35 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 9071 at http://wuis.org 10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice Why Aren't Composers Writing More Symphonies Today? http://wuis.org/post/why-arent-composers-writing-more-symphonies-today At 8 years old, I scrawled my first and last Symphonies — nos. 1, 2, and 3 — on ruled notebook paper. They were short duets for clarinet and trumpet for myself and my brother to play. Why did I call them symphonies? Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:25:55 +0000 Derek Bermel 9070 at http://wuis.org Why Aren't Composers Writing More Symphonies Today? New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain http://wuis.org/post/new-york-citys-peoples-opera-may-face-its-final-curtain There are a lot of operas that end with heroines on their deathbeds, singing one glorious aria before they die. That's what happens at the end of <em>Anna Nicole,</em> the controversial new work that New York City Opera is presenting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in September. But the company's artistic director and general manager, George Steel, says it could also be City Opera's last gasp.<p>"The issue is this: We don't have any credit, we don't have any working capital, and so we are managing our cash incredibly carefully," Steel explains. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:25:21 +0000 Jeff Lunden 9069 at http://wuis.org New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain Soundscapes In C, In Winter And In Alaska http://wuis.org/post/soundscapes-c-winter-and-alaska <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjR4QYsa9nE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pujJRZElmvo</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:24:57 +0000 Mark Mobley 9068 at http://wuis.org Soundscapes In C, In Winter And In Alaska Mstislav Reaperpovich http://wuis.org/post/mstislav-reaperpovich Got an idea for a classical cartoon or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/nprclassical" target="_blank">@nprclassical</a>, or on Facebook at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nprclassical" target="_blank">NPR Classical</a>.<p><em>Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. His new book is</em> <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/167645414/artunes" target="_blank">Helguera's Artunes</a>. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:14:36 +0000 Pablo Helguera 9065 at http://wuis.org Mstislav Reaperpovich