For every piece of music that’s ever been notated there’s a moment, however brief, where the composer has the inspiration, but nothing is yet written down.
As a musicologist, Dr. Robin Wallace has devoted much of his career to studying Beethoven.
Then his wife, Barbara, went deaf.
Hannibal Lokumbe is not caught up in what classical music “should” be. He composes for symphony orchestra, and improvises on the trumpet. He plays in concert halls, churches, and prisons.
Four friends got together and started a band? That’s so Nashville. The friends are a violinist, cellist, lute player, and countertenor? Yep. Still very Nashville.
When you’ve been playing in a rock band for your whole career the way Ben Folds has, getting in front of a huge symphony orchestra feels completely different.