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In Tune > Sciences > Listen Hear: Protecting Your Most Precious Sense, - Part 2
by Janet Horvath | May 24th, 2012

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Part 2

Nearly every day I see large advertisements promoting hearing devices. There is certainly a need. Hearing plays an essential role in communication, language development and learning. Even a small amount of hearing loss can have a profound, negative effect on [...] more >>

In Tune > Sciences > Listen Hear: Protecting your Most Precious Sense, - Part 1
by Janet Horvath | May 10th, 2012

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Part 1

Without music life is unthinkable. Audience members and musicians are passionate about it, yet few people realize that decibels can be dangerous! Our world is toxically noisy and our hearing is jeopardized on a daily basis. The majority of cases [...] more >>

Blog > PROMS
by Janet Horvath | April 12th, 2012

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The Minnesota Orchestra Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, WAB 104, “Romantic” (1888 version, ed. B. Korstvedt) Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral” Proms. The word brings to mind memories of parties past, [...] more >>

In Tune > Sciences > Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Ulnar Nerve Entrapments
by Janet Horvath | March 27th, 2012

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Injuries among musicians occur mainly due to overuse. Repetition, excessive force, poor posture, awkward positions, and little respite from our wonderful profession when stirred into the mix, is a recipe for disaster. Half of the injuries seen in musicians are [...] more >>

Blog > Janos Starker : Igniting a Spark
by Janet Horvath | February 28th, 2012

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When we think about the wonders of the world, we think in terms of natural marvels or edifices. Typically, we don’t think in these terms when we describe creative artists but Janos Starker, qualifies. Virtuoso cellist, master pedagogue, articulate advocate [...] more >>

In Tune > Sciences > Essentials for Good Posture
by Janet Horvath | February 11th, 2012

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Looking good, feeling good and sounding good are inextricably linked when it comes to playing our instruments. We strive to play with “good technique” but do we have the same commitment to play with good posture? Good posture helps our [...] more >>

Blog > Nadja and Astor – What a combination!
by Janet Horvath | January 27th, 2012

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Las 4 Estaciones Portenas (The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires)(arr. L. Desyatnikov for violin and strings) I have long had a love affair with Astor Piazzolla’s music. Several years ago I heard the wonderful recording of Le Grand Tango for [...] more >>

In Tune > Sciences > Why It May Hurt to Play
by Janet Horvath | December 28th, 2011

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Ravel : Bolero Sibelius : Oceanides We musicians just want to make music. We are willing to self-destruct if need be. But the goal is to re-create great music with ease and expressiveness. It’s vital to keep in mind that [...] more >>