Classical

Backstage Pass featuring Ossia

Fri, 10/16/2009 - 1:00pm

Tune in for the contemporary music of Ossia, a student-run group from the Eastman School of Music.

Birds

 I love birds.   I love music.   I wish I'd known Olivier Messiaen.
 
 
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Got a minute? 1000-year-long piece plays on worldwide

 The BBC reports today about a performance of an excerpt of a piece of music today.  Usually, this is not newsworthy.  I, for example, performed an excerpt of Bruckner's 7th Symphony this morning in the shower, and nobody even bothered to show up (my cat even ran away).  But this excerpt performance the BBC tells us about is a little different.
 

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The best 100 classical recordings...again...

 I heard a little feature by Frank DeFord on Morning Edition today that announced the beginning of sports' Ratings Season.  He's referring to college football and basketball's infatuation with weekly rankings, and how they really don't bear a whole lot of importance.  Right on cue, this list appeard from London's Telegraph ranking the 100 Best Classical Recordings.  

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