May 4, 2012
My favorite composers are the Latin Americans and the Irish, especially lesser known ones from Mexico and Brazil. I enjoy well-written modern choral music, as it is what I used to perform as a student, however my favorite instruments to listen to are the strings, especially violin music. I enjoy the music of Carlos Chavez and Manuel Ponce, Mozart (of course), Samuel Barber, Gabriel Faure, Erik Satie, John Fields, Claude Debussy, among many many others. I also have recently been entranced by some modern interpretations of the true classics by rock musicians. Anything to shake things up a little!
A classical music fan, my educational background is in the humanities but I blog for a music education blog: Muzartworld.org. I love the Conservatory and go quite often to their recitals and concerts. Their students and instructors are the best!