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Tag Archives: classical music
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
A baby… a work in progress… incomplete… unfinished. There’s the logic that lead’s to this morning’s selection, Schubert’s 8th Symphony. Here it is with the agonized and adored Furtwängler and the Berlin Phil in 1952. Best with headphones. I adore … Continue reading
Kudos to Marcy Richardson for some sleek design!
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
Last week I stepped out to Gotham Chamber Opera‘s season premiere, Gotham @ LPR: ORIENTALE, an evening’s entertainment with a vaguely Asiatic theme. The rep was a true mash-up: Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda as a centerpiece, traditional Armenian melodies, French Baroque … Continue reading
I’ve been happily occupied in concert land of late, but a couple of weeks ago I had a chance to try on the arts researcher hat for a spell. Below is the resulting essay, relating the problems encountered by finding … Continue reading
The anniversaries of composer’s deaths usually merit a concert or two. Rarely so for musicians. On July 18 2007, tenor Jerry Hadley died after falling into a coma from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 55. (NPR remembrance with lots … Continue reading
Sounds like the Delaware Symphony Orchestra is going through a rough patch. The 2012-13 season has been suspended, a newly appointed Executive Director quickly fled, and the orchestra’s management is operating with a skeleton crew as they try to plug … Continue reading