Music

New Year Resolution

Happy New Year! While zillions of people aspire to start fresh, to stop smoking, lose weight, and eat healthier foods, I resolve to eat better quality chocolate and update my blog more regularly. To that end, I offer you two items.

 

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Best Music of 2009

In reviewing the music of 2009, I was struck by how good it actually was. My first thought was that no one recording knocked me out as the run away best of the year, but there were so many exceptional ones, it was hard to pick just ten.

Austin City Limits: Mos Def/ K'naan

Sun, 01/17/2010 - 12:00am

Canadian-Somali poet, rapper and musician, K'naan, performs on Austin City Limits.

The Rochester Festival of Lessons and Carols

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 11:00pm

Tune in for a Christmas Eve tradition.

Happy Holidays, or rather, "Feliz Navidad!"

Happy Holidays from your afternoon host guy on WXXI!  It's been a busy Fall, but now that the Winter is officially upon us, I thought I'd offer a little Christmas present to you.  The Eastman Wind Ensemble just toured to Michigan and Chicago, playing at the prestigious Midwest Clinic.

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Murder By Mistletoe

I'm a sucker for this sound. It's The Felice Brothers. I'd recommend it for just the piano break alone, for the way it starts to tip over, but the lyrics are interesting too. There's a man drifting off to sleep in an "attic full of make believe" while carolers sing in the street. Later he watches a woman smile on TV and ends up "laying with last year's love, high as the moon above."

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Independent Lens presents Young@Heart

Tue, 01/12/2010 - 9:00pm

Go on tour with two-dozen talented seniors who remain young in spirit.

Classical Guitar Alive

Sun, 01/03/2010 - 6:00pm

Host Tony Morris presents a rich variety of musicians and their shared passion for the classical guitar.

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New Year's Day from Vienna 2014

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:00am

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2014.

Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve

Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00pm

Baritone Thomas Hampson performs with the New York Philharmonic, sending 2009 out in style.

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