My colleague Jessica Smithorn got the coolest Christmas present from her mom this year. Itās the āMusic Loverās Handy-Dial Guide to the Great Composersā ā a sort of secret decoder ring guide to classical music.
Itās Mystery Creature Week early mornings on Classical 91.5, with performances evoking animals from Lang Lang, the New London Orchestra, and the Boston Pops. See if you can identify the mystery animal at 6:40 a.m.
Hi! Happy New Year! Since itās a time for new beginnings, perhaps itās time for me actually to start keeping in touch and writing some things here. Iām not quite sure what it will be. Brenda describes it as a sandbox. A sandbox is a much more inviting notion than a blank page. Hopefully you can jump in and play too when you have the time.
No more procrastinating; letās get started.
Hereās a cool new thing I learned this weekend. Danny Kaye was a conductor. Danny Kaye, the Court Jester, conducted the New York Philharmonic and other major orchestras.
When first considering the best music of this year, I posed the question to the facebook community. After all the music I had heard over the year, it was surprising how much of it I hadnāt, and how much of that shows up as favorites to those who have heard it.
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