Author Archives: Michael

Finale 2014 File Format

On November 4, MakeMusic released Finale 2014, the latest update to our flagship music notation software. One of the most prominent features of Finale 2014 is its brand new file format which is now forward and backward compatible. Continue reading

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Music at MIT Oral History Collection

The Music at MIT Oral History Project has now grown into the Music at MIT Oral History Collection. This innovative, open access digital collection is one example of the research library transformation championed by Ann Wolpert, the late Director of Libraries at MIT. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Missa solemnis, Take 2

My final subscription concerts of the season with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus are happening this weekend. Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct us in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. It has been such a joy to come back to this piece and be able to take it to the next level. Continue reading

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A Musical April – Beethoven, Handel, Musikmesse

April is turning into a very musical month. First, a marvelous San Francisco Symphony program of Handel and Mozart. On Tuesday, the release of the first recording I’ve made with the Chorus: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The next day, Musikmesse begins in Frankfurt. Continue reading

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Coming Up: Dutoit Conducts Poulenc and Berlioz

We have a great program coming up with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus! Maestro Charles Dutoit will be conducting two wonderful French choral works: Poulenc’s Stabat Mater and Berlioz’s Te Deum. Continue reading

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MusicXML Meeting at NAMM 2013

MakeMusic is pleased to be hosting the first-ever MusicXML community meeting at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The meeting will be held on Friday, January 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Anaheim Hilton. Continue reading

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MusicXML at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

I was delighted to learn from Gavan Reilly about MusicXML’s use at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition underway in Dublin, Ireland. At Stand 4207, student Mary Spillane is presenting her work on “Investigating methods of automatically classifying sheet music according to difficulty.” Continue reading

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Peter Sellars’ Ritualization of the St. Matthew Passion

This is an absolutely stunning, deeply profound performance. If you are a fan of Bach, or of Peter Sellars work, you simply must see and hear this. Continue reading

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