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“Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for a real Republican every time.” Harry Truman Thus, the reception of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys at the Met could be described as classical … Continue reading
As if the news from Minnesota and NYCO weren’t bad enough, there will be no opening night concert at Carnegie Hall tonight. Conflict with the stage hand union over what counts as a performing venue, rather than an educational one, … Continue reading
The music world bates its breath this month, with the nail-biting reality show that is the Minnesota Orchestra debacle scheduled to come to some sort of conclusion. Shout out to the ever-entertaining and vital Song of the Lark for revelatory … Continue reading
Composers have seasons dedicated to their anniversary years. The artists who perform their music go soundlessly to Orcus below. I felt like I knew Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, as many did who heard her sing. She died 7 years ago today, at … Continue reading
Here in the thousandfold echo chamber, we are different cultural consumers than most. Our live entertainment, at least before certain events, consists of concerts of classical music, with the occasional ballet or opera. Rare movies. Nothing remotely popular. Of course … Continue reading
Pianist Krystian Zimerman kicked off quite a storm when he stalked off the stage earlier this month. “The destruction of music because of YouTube is enormous,” he railed. Sigh. As much as I enjoy mining the troves for good tunes, … Continue reading
Shout out to WQXR for playing this on the radio last week, La Cheminée due Roi René a pleasant gem that doesn’t get much play. Darius Milhaud was an incredibly prolific (this is opus 205!) 20th century French composer with a penchant … Continue reading
Much chatter this week about the 100th anniversary of the Rite of Spring premiere, including worthy homages with cats and a mistake on Slate calling it a symphony. (It’s a ballet folks, what do you think caused the riot?) Here in the thousandfold household, we’ve gravitated toward the actual Spring … Continue reading
I was speaking to mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke recently for her upcoming feature in Classical Singer, and she mentioned that one of her favorite pieces is this extending vocal concerto, by the lesser-played composer Ernest Chausson. I found this live recording … Continue reading
Fresh from being blown away by the Detroit Symphony and their romp through the four number symphonies by Charles Ives, I remembered slogging through an Ives choral work in college, the Psalm 90. The slogging speaks to our abilities, not Ives’. … Continue reading