Anthony J. Cirone
Anthony J Cirone

Percussionist . Composer . Author . Educator
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Portraits in Rhythm Video Presentations
Fifty individual video presentations of the Etudes from Portraits in Rhythm. Performed in a Master Class setting, Cirone provides a detailed analysis of his personal interpretation of the dynamics, phrasing, and articulations in the music.

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Signature Snare Drum Sticks TCSD

Malletech has crafted this unique stick from rosewood and the high density adds weight and produces a fuller sound on the snare drum. Another unique characteristic features a counter-bored butt end to create a top-heavy stick.

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The Great American Symphony Orchestra
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Its Artistry, Passion, and Heartache
". . . an illuminating description of the profound, complex, and rewarding creation of musical performances . . ."

Brent Assink – Executive Director,
San Francisco Symphony

". . . (Cirone) has caught the essence, the life, in this unique world of top orchestras."

Nancy Hellman Bechtle — Past President,
San Francisco Symphony

"(Tony) brilliantly takes the audience behind the scenes and describes the complexity of the orchestra's internal dynamics."

Keith Brion — Conductor

"This wonderful book, impossible to put down once you start reading it, gives a glimpse of that world (music and passion) few come to know . . ."

Peter Loel Boonshaft — Professor of Music, Hofstra University

"Tony is dead on—an insider who knows the joys and tensions of working in a symphony orchestra."

Morris Lang — New York Philharmonic

"This witty, informative book answers every question a reader may have about how major orchestras function."

Jorge Mester — Conductor Laureate, Aspen Music Festival

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Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms

The Dictionary includes terms in Italian, French, & German plus German Musical Phrases. There are over 4000 Foreign Terms and 160 Musical Examples with comprehensive sections for Percussion and Strings.