In our modern era, it’s almost inconceivable for us to envision music being written and performed expressly for a single occasion. However, it was exactly that sort of one-time occasion that prompted King George II to commission Händel in 1749 to write “Music for the Royal Fireworks”.
My fascination with composers’ eating habits began innocently enough in my undergraduate years. Between long stints in the practice room, I would sit in the music building break room where I would invariably find myself in the company of many of my classmates. We… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Bach’s Bread & Biersuppe”