These days, performances on museum instruments have become fairly common. But this wasn't always the case, and the idea still generates controversy amongst some players and curators.
Brian Wise is New York-based journalist, multimedia producer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BBC Music Magazine. He is the producer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s national radio series and is the editor of Overtones, the magazine of the Curtis Institute of Music. He writes about music, the arts, and technology.
Favorite Album: The Beatles’ Abbey Road
Instrument of My Dreams: Trombone (which I actually studied)
Favorite Song to Play on Instrument of Choice: Mahler's Symphony No. 3