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Robert Moon

Robert Moon is a classical music journalist who has written for Strings magazine and Audiophile Audition. He has more than 10 years of management experience as an administrator of performing arts organizations and is the author of an internationally recognized book on London/Decca classical records.

Articles by this Author

Artist Spotlight
July 4, 2012

One of the greatest clarinetists of our time reflects on his very full life and projects for the future.

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Feature Article
July 6, 2010

What happens behind the scenes at [email protected], the summer chamber music festival and institute that begins its eighth season on the Peninsula on July 23, is as revealing of the festival’s essence as the musical events themselves. Attendees don’t realize the extent to which the 22 administrative interns’ cheerful spirit, youthful zaniness, and willingness to do anything and everything help to make the festival a vibrant, summer musical destination.

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Feature Article
October 6, 2009

“We feel that a performance of an opera shown in movie theaters,” said Giovanni Cozzi, managing partner of Emerging Pictures, a distributor of opera movies from Europe, “is a new art form.” And it is. Advances in digitalized computer technology, as well as camera placement and movement used in the videography of opera, have synthesized live performance and film into the opera-movie, in a way that may have been impossible only a few years ago.

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Feature Article
July 6, 2009

“It’s easy to like chamber music because it’s a conversation between a small number of musicians — and everyone knows what talking with a small group of friends is like,” said violinist Simin Ganatra of the Pacifica Quartet, which makes its first appearance at [email protected], the three-week chamber music festival that starts its seventh season on July 17.

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Feature Article
July 15, 2008

"In chamber music, you play the way you are. Are you generous and giving? Are you responding to your friend's suggestions? Do you make the extra effort to make friends in the group so they will want to play with you?" Wu Han, a pianist and co-artistic director of Music at Menlo, was talking about the personal characteristics that make a successful student at the Chamber Music Institute of Music at Menlo, the three-week summer music festival in Atherton and Palo Alto.

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Feature Article
July 24, 2007

The cellist David Finckel remembers the first time he heard the Escher String Quartet. It was on an audition DVD. Intrigued, he arranged to watch them play. "I thought, 'Wow, they are very young, but they sound good. We can work with them,' " says Finckel, who codirects the summer festival [email protected] with his wife, the pianist Wu Han. "So we accepted them for a two-week residency the Emerson Quartet does at Stony Brook University [in New York]."

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Feature Article
July 17, 2007

The cellist David Finckel remembers the first time he heard the Escher String Quartet. It was on an audition DVD. Intrigued, he arranged to watch them play. "I thought, 'Wow, they are very young, but they sound good. We can work with them,' " says Finckel, who codirects the summer festival [email protected] with his wife, the pianist Wu Han. "So we accepted them for a two-week residency the Emerson Quartet does at Stony Brook University [in New York]."

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