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By, Dan Perttu

On this latest post in the Muse in Music Blog, Maestro John Jeter, Music Director and Conductor of the Fort Smith Symphony in Arkansas, shares his listening list for quarantine, and discusses extensively how he has still been able to put on live performances with an audience during the COVID Era in Fort Smith. His listening list is below the video link. Please click "play" below to watch the interview.

Here is his listening list:

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.6, “Pastoral" - 2nd movement “The Civil War” Soundtrack - Ashokan Farewell Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No.1 Relaxing Sounds - Zen - Chinese Bamboo Flute with Nature Sounds Bach Cello Suite No.1 - Prelude (Yo-Yo Ma) Mozart - Piano Concerto kv467 no21 (Alfred Brendel) - 2nd movement John Barry Theme Out of Africa The Most Relaxing Music Ever! Slow Down - By Paul Collier (11) Pachelbel - Canon In D Major. 15 Min Best Calming Music Classical Guitar Background Relax Sleep Study Meditation Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams CLAUDE DEBUSSY: CLAIR DE LUNE To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) - Main Theme Mozart - Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c), II. Andantino Franz Liszt - Liebestraum - Love Dream Leoš Janáček - Idyll for string orchestra, mov V (Adagio) Titanic- Hymn to the sea Antonio Vivaldi - Largo (Winter) Inception - The Soundtrack - Time Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 Largo - Bach 15 Minute Super Deep Meditation Music: Relax Mind Body, Inner Peace, Relaxing Music

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By Dan Perttu

For this Muse in Music blog post, I interview Thomas Fortner, Assistant Conductor of the South Dakota Symphony. He shares his recommendations for listening during quarantine, which include works by William Grant Still, Morton Feldman, and Kaija Saariaho, among others. Fascinating and eclectic, I know his list will inspire a wide array of reactions. Please click below to watch or listen.

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By, Dan Perttu

It is my great pleasure to speak with John Devlin, Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony in West Virginia, for this post of my "Muse in Music" Blog. John shares his recommended listening list for quarantine, which includes brand-new compositions with gripping soundscapes, music from the present and past by composers from under-represented groups, and treasures from the great symphonic tradition. Please enjoy our conversation by clicking below!

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