Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Michael Drew says:

    I played in the cello section in a performance of Aranjuez at Madison with the guitar professor there, Javier Calderon, who studied with Segovia. Haunting is right. I don’t know this Fantasia as well. Thanks for sharing it.

    (Calderon’s website says he is also an accomplished cellist and “studied interpretation” with Janos Starker. I didn’t know that. I don’t know if he studied with Starker on the cello or they worked on guitar literature – knowing Starker’s self-contained nature I’m guessing the former – but it’s an amazing thing to have studied with masters on that level on two different instruments. I played juries with Calderon on the panel; I’m glad I knew none of that then. I was nervous enough.)Report

  2. Burt Likko says:

    Fantasía para un Gentilhombre was gorgeous and light and now I can’t remember why guitars are not part of orchestral music all the time.Report