If you love coffee as much as I do, you'd have been unspeakably happy to hear the premieres of Johann Sebastian Bach's secular concertos. Scholars think they were first heard in a coffee shop in Leipzig, performed by the composer with a student musical society. Today on Classical 91.5, the mystery piece was
Tuesday's mystery piece was Debussy's fourth prelude from Book I, "Les sons et les parfums tournet dans l'air du soir" (The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air), played by Etha Wheeler.
Mercury Opera Rochester has announced its 2010-2011 season. In the fall, the company will offer its first Gilbert & Sullivan production, The Pirates of Penzance, at the new auditorium at Penfield High School.
I'm struck over and over by the power of music to communicate, to get a message through. Not many seem more intent on discovering that power than Richie Havens. Not many seem to go deeper inside themselves in order to send the song out. You can get a sense of that from his performance at Woodstock.