NEC President Tony Woodcock launched a new blog at the invitation of the Huffington Post's Huff Post College blog site on 4 September 2012. Follow President Woodcock's recent posts here as RSS feeds—click on the title to read the full post.
Have you ever been knocked sideways by a performance of a work that you know really well? In fact, so well, that you have approached past performances more as duty rather than a pleasure. It happened to me recently with the Beethoven Ninth Symphony, one of the most popular and often performed works in the repertoire. Tony Woodcock http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-woodcock/
Note: In recent weeks, I've been blown away by three new recordings. Two are by alumni of New England Conservatory, the... Tony Woodcock http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-woodcock/