Dole Bananas!

Dole Food Company is suing filmmaker Fredrik Gertten, producer Margarete Jangård and our production company WG Film for slander and defamation with our film BANANAS!*. The film follows an historic event in an American court, and is a matter of public record – not defamation. We are supporters of free speech. We believe that filmmakers […]

Druzhinin plays Shostakovich Viola Sonata

Druzhinin plays Shostakovich Viola Sonata

If you read my translation of the “Letter from Leningrad” written by Boris Tishenko in 1975 here Shostakovich Viola Sonata you will definitely be interested in this 1975 recording of Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata Op.147 dedicated to and performed by Fyodor Druzhinin (Read more about Fyodor Druzhinin [Фёдор Серафимович Дружинин] here), piano accompaniment by Mikhail Muntyan. […]

Unanswered Question

Unanswered Question

What do Leonard Bernstein a highly regarded composer of both Classical and Broadway, an accomplished pianist, a great conductor, and an eloquent musicologist, and Noam Chomsky an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, historian, and activist have in common? “The pages that follow were written not to be read, but listened to; and the fact […]

Notes for Private Music Teacher

Notes for Private Music Teacher

Hello dear music teaching colleagues, My good friend (and brilliant musician) Rodney Haynes found an old J. A. & S. Print, 1980 publication “NOTES for PRIVATE MUSIC TEACHERS” by the Federation of Australian Music Teachers Associations. It doesn’t have any copyright restrictions, so I’ve decided to save you the $2 Rod spent on it and […]