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Buried in the spilled ink about the death of Nelson Mandela last week was a mention in the Times of South African hip-hop artist HHP. His song, Harembe, explores the disconnect between the country’s born frees, who never knew apartheid, … 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
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
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
As practicing humanists, whose wedding featured a reading from Walter de la Mare and marital advice from Papageno, we need to do something with our Sunday mornings. But instead of trundling off to church, waiting online for brunch, or prostrate worshipping … Continue reading
“I’m so proud that you’ve made your dreams come true!” My BFF told me after last month’s concert. I had to pause. True, the review was the warmest one we’ve had so far, and I was very happy with how … Continue reading
Kudos to Marcy Richardson for some sleek design!
Hmm, a highly public career in which talent is often secondary to your good looks or general likability, in which wealth, status, early opportunities, and other factors beyond your control either elevate or sink your fate. Yup, I’m talking about … Continue reading
Thank you everyone for your online and offline comments on the last post, and do forgive my tardiness. The newborn has been more vocal than this blog in her demands for attention. Here’s a teaser pic of the fruits of … Continue reading