Who turns 40 today.
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Who turns 40 today.
I noticed a long-neglected DVD of one of Big Train’s “golden age” performances, from the Battle of the Basement Bands 2005. Here’s two numbers from our set, “Leave Your Hat On,” and “The Letter.”
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Don’t be distracted from the things that are important to your life by something as silly as the “Chocolate Jesus.” Be distracted by this instead.
This two-hour show airs Sunday, March 18 from 8 – 10 p.m. US eastern time. Last spring, The Broadway Bach Ensemble was approached by the producers to appear in a few scenes. We gathered the troops together one night in May along with a film crew and an actor, a nice gentleman who was portraying, of all things, a trumpet player.
I’ve been pretty busy the last few weeks with rehearsals and concerts, and haven’t had time to post much. So without further ado, here are some MP3s of the latest Broadway Bach Ensemble concert. These are max-quality MP3s, so the files are fairly large; but be patient, good quality takes time. Brahms First Symphony First…
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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:…
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…