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A Little Music?

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 Renaissance?

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:…

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Something much more important than ‘to like’

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.Excerpt from Stravinsky Variations

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Gyorgy Ligeti

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…

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