Scandal, soap operas and intrigue
all about our favorite composers

Hadley Johnson Gibbons said: Dec 3, 2012
Hadley Johnson Gibbons
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Seattle, WA
24 posts

Ever wonder who jumped out of a three story window when he lost an orchestra chair challenge? Why, exactly, did Johann Sebastian Bach go to jail? Whose father both destroyed his son’s singing voice AND got the two of them exiled? Which piece, composed in the United States, was modeled on an African American plantation dance?

I just published a book, “From Suzuki to Mozart,” which tells the story of every single piece in the Suzuki violin repertoire and the composers who wrote them. For the last five years I’ve been researching in music libraries, often going through entire complete works, old record jackets, anything that would help me to find out more about the pieces that I teach every day. The International Suzuki Association just licensed the book and it is available through Amazon.com!

Paula Bird said: Dec 3, 2012
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

Ooooh! Can’t wait to read this and put it on my Teach Suzuki Resource Store.

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

Paula Bird said: Dec 3, 2012
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

Bummer! It’s not on Kindle yet. Any news on that front? I try to buy everything digitally now to save room. I’m tired of triple shelving in my house. I like reading Kindle versions on my iPad.

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

Hadley Johnson Gibbons said: Dec 3, 2012
Hadley Johnson Gibbons
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Seattle, WA
24 posts

It should be on Kindle in the next few weeks!

Elizabeth said: Dec 3, 2012
Elizabeth K20 posts

Hadley, Thanks for letting us know! Congrats on your book. Love reading the stories behind great composers. This looks good :)

Practice for Parents Helping You Help Them

André said: Dec 3, 2012
André AugensteinViolin, Piano
55 posts

THEN…

Violin Student(International Suzuki Association) in Germany 1987
Violin teacher (International Suzuki Association) in Dublin 1995

Sue Hunt said: Dec 4, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
389 posts

What fun. This will be on my Christmas List.

Jennifer Visick said: Dec 5, 2012
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
998 posts

Sounds fun! You may want to add your book to the list of books to keep in a music studio so students can read while waiting for their lessons? It’s an older thread, here: https://suzukiassociation.org/discuss/12299/

Hadley Johnson Gibbons said: Dec 13, 2012
Hadley Johnson Gibbons
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Seattle, WA
24 posts

Hi, everyone! For those of you who were interested in the history of all of the pieces in the Suzuki repertoire but wanted to wait for it to be available through Kindle, it should be ready in the next ten hours! (Look up “From Suzuki to Mozart” by Hadley Johnson, via Amazon.)

Paula Bird said: Jan 14, 2013
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

Everyone, you must purchase this book! It is fantastic! I bought it and put it on my iPad and we refer to it frequently during lessons. What a fabulous resource this book is! Thank you, Hadley!

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

Robin Lohse said: Jan 14, 2013
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Cello, Viola
Souderton, PA
29 posts

Hey this is great— I had always loved something like this as a student myself. What if I do not have an iPad? Or how should I get my students to put it on their iPads?

Robin Lohse

Hadley Johnson Gibbons said: Jan 14, 2013
Hadley Johnson Gibbons
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Seattle, WA
24 posts

Thanks for your kind reviews! I’m glad that you find these stories interesting! Some of them seem too strange to be true, don’t you think?

Paula Bird said: Jan 14, 2013
 
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Piano, Viola
Wimberley, TX
386 posts

They can get a Kindle app for free, and then I just bought the book in the Kindle version and it was downloaded to my iPad.

Paula E. Bird
TX State University
Wildflower Suzuki Studio
http://teachsuzuki.blogspot.com (blog)
http://teachsuzuki.com (podcast)

Hadley Johnson Gibbons said: Jan 15, 2013
Hadley Johnson Gibbons
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Seattle, WA
24 posts

You can also get the book version, of course, if you prefer something that you can flip through! Most of my students own it, and I know that they are often frantically reading about their pieces as they drive to their lessons. Probably afraid that I’m going to quiz them ;).

André said: Aug 17, 2013
André AugensteinViolin, Piano
55 posts

Orchestra had no contract with the State to take up space in CIC

After illegally occupy the facilities of the Integrated Center of Culture (CIC), in Florianópolis, for 15 years, the Symphony Orchestra of Santa Catarina (Ossca) was evicted by Santa Catarina Culture Foundation. Yesterday afternoon, officials asked the conductor José Nile Valley to leave the place. The seven rooms used by the orchestra were opened by a locksmith for cleaning.

Reintegration administrative tenure was made because there was no contract between the state and the Cultural Association Symphony Orchestra Santa Catarina, which administers the Oscca. Despite the name, the orchestra is a private entity. Since the foundation in 1993, worked in CIC in space provided informally by the foundation. There has never been agreement formalizing the loan.

The conductor, who is also president of the association that administers Ossca was reported for the first time, you need to leave the site in November last year, after the State Attorney’s request regularization of space. Two other reports were subsequently made and the deadline for the orchestra let CIC ended on February 6.

Around 17h yesterday, a locksmith opened the rooms of the orchestra. No employee of CIC held the keys. The manager of the center, Iara Silva, said he had never entered the site since the space was occupied by Ossca.

Maestro should meet with Secretary of Culture today

Iara told that the conductor would have knocked a wall without permission from the Department of Culture. The orchestra used water, electricity and telephone the CIC, as well as equipment such as photocopy machine and fax.

Valle said he was very upset to comment on the case and should talk to the Secretary of Culture, Gilmar Knaesel, this morning.

The conductor just said that Ossca was created by the will of Santa Catarina Culture Foundation when Paul Bauer was head of the secretariat.

The conductor and musicians may withdraw their belongings in office hours. Worked at the place where the orchestra will be the administrative part of the Art Museum of Santa Catarina.

The foundation’s president, Anita Pires, was not found for comment.

(Luciana Ribeiro, DC, 17/02/2009)

Tags: CIC, Culture, FCC, Ossca
- See more at: http://floripamanha.org/2009/02/ossca-despejada-por-fundacao/ # sthash.dAXnSc1W.dpuf

Violin Student(International Suzuki Association) in Germany 1987
Violin teacher (International Suzuki Association) in Dublin 1995

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