There is a huge marketing campaign underway here in Baltimore promoting Itzak's performance with the Baltimore Symphony this fall . He will also be making a personal appearance at The Peabody Conservatory which some of my musician friends are clamoring to attend .
Violin is one of my favorite instruments and my mind was blown the other day when the local news featured a short segment of stunningly beautiful yet demonic violin shredding .
According to my friend that studies at Peabody the topic of Itzak's lecture will be Technique vs Emotion , a subject we have debated here at DRG for years and a subject I constantly struggle with .
I often wonder how classically trained musicians are taught to convey a particular emotion from notes on a score ? Is there agreement that Vivaldi's Spring be happy ? Is Air on a G string sad ? Is there a " right " way or "wrong " way to play theses classical pieces ?
Some people might listen to Led Zeppelin's THANK YOU and get all lovey dovey while others may be moved to tears .