Author Archives: Michael

The Great Mahler 8

After attending one of the San Francisco Symphony’s performances of the Mahler 8 last year, I posted: “If the magic of these performances makes it onto disc, this could be a Mahler 8 recording for the ages.” Well, it did … Continue reading

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Cabrillo 2009 Wrapup

When I started this blog, I was concerned that between work and gigs, I might not be able to update this as often as I would like. That was true enough – work has been very busy this past month. … Continue reading

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How to Convert Sibelius Files to Finale Files

With Recordare’s release of the Dolet 5 for Sibelius plug-in, we have updated our video on “How to Convert Sibelius Files to Finale Files” to use Sibelius 6, Dolet 5 for Sibelius, and Finale 2010. The video compares the results … Continue reading

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Dolet 5 for Sibelius Now Available

Dolet 5 for Sibelius, Recordare’s plug-in for converting Sibelius files into MusicXML files, is now available. While it has over 30 improvements for Sibelius 5 users – including running about 20% faster – the big news is for Sibelius 6 … Continue reading

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Coming Up: The Marriage of Figaro

If you are in the East Bay this weekend, here’s the best music deal of the year. Come to see Open Opera’s free performances of Mozart’s masterpiece Le nozze di Figaro at the John Hinkel Park amphitheater in Berkeley. Performances … Continue reading

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Dolet Plug-in Updates for Sibelius and Finale

Recordare has released new Dolet updates for Sibelius and Finale. Dolet 4.2 for Sibelius adds support for Sibelius 6 and includes bug fixes for double-note tremolos and cue-size noteheads. The Dolet 1.6 for Sibelius plug-in, intended for people using Sibelius … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson: 1958 – 2009

Sadly, I’m afraid that Tim Rice may have gotten it right in some of the lyrics to Evita: High flying, adored What happens now? Where do you go from here? For someone on top of the world The view’s not … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Madama Butterfly

There is a reason why some operas are so beloved and so often performed. While there are many great operas in the world, in and out of the repertoire, some works go beyond with a transcendent synthesis of music and … Continue reading

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