Thanks to Driftglass for posting this, well worth a view. Pretty good audio for a YouTube production, too.
Newark has always been the place to go for good Spanish and Portuguese food, and NJPAC is a terrific concert hall. But there are other omens and portends in the air indicating that Newark may finally be turning a corner. Since any omens worth their salt come in threes, here are the ones I’ve seen: […]
The Times’ story about Dylan’s borrowing of lines from a Civil War-era poet may find its way into your paper this morning. Don’t fall for the premise: The history of the creative arts is the story of one artist building on the works of another. Allusions, quotations, and borrowings are what makes literature, and especially, music so rewarding.
Well whose fault is that? A fine review of Stravinsky: The Second Exile: France and America, 1934â€“1971 (see also the petulant rebuttal by Robert Craft) closes with the thought, “The composer George Perle observed when Stravinsky died that the world was without a great composer for the first time in six hundred years. It still […]
Picking up a nice bottle of red to go with my steak tonight, the wine merchant here in Maplewood got my attention. Usually they’ve got a Brahms symphony on, but this time it was Stravinsky’s Orpheus. Now there’s something you don’t hear in a retail establishment every day. It got me too looking for I.S. blog resources, where I found a nice piece about his Variations. Here’s to sophisticated taste.
One of M/SO’s leading musicians has posted video, and lots of it, from a number of recent performances. Don’t miss the exciting 2006 show, with Emotional Rex’s, well, emotional return.
One of the great 20th century composers, dead today in Vienna at age 83. When I was first getting interested in serious music back in high school, I was drawn to the avant garde. Ligeti was an immediate interest because of his contributions to 2001, A Space Odyssey. Frequently I had this LP out of […]