Vox Corda with Appalachian Folk Music
The utter peace and yes, simplicity of Karen Mueller's performance of the folk song "Simple Gifts" taught me what Aaron Copland was trying to convey in his "Variations on a Shaker Melody."
Vox Corda with Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle
Did you know,” Karen began, “that Edvard Grieg based his tune ‘Morning Mood’ on the drone strings of the hardanger fiddle?” This stopped me in my tracks. So she reached beneath the top level of strings to...