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El Maleh Rachamim (A Memorial to Ruth Bader Ginsburg) For Solo...

This is a memorial for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Besides being an advocate for woman, Justice Ginsburg was always known as a compassionate person,...

What Makes This Piece Great?

Night on Bald Mountain

Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Moussorgsky began as a piece for piano solo that he completed in 1867 and was never very popular. It was the orchestral version by fellow Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakoff after Moussorgsky died that became well known. It caught the ear of Walt Disney, was featured towards the end of the first “Fantasia”, and so became music recognized the world over.

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The Difference between Orchestral and Ballet Conducting … is THIS!

Welcome to The Art of Listening, a Podcast about classical music, conducting, composition, the business of music, and how to listen to it all.

A Bit About Me

Gabriel Gordon is a violinist, conductor, composer, arranger, educator, and entrepreneur with over 35 years of professional experience. His passions are performing and teaching music to connect people to one another. He lives and works in Ogden, Utah.

Gabriel Gordon: Music Director

“The performance of Scheherazade could not have gone so well without the firmly managed violin solos of concertmaster Gabriel Gordon”    – Los Angeles Times

“A distinct and engaging musical personality…..passionate commitment” – Philadelphia Inquirer