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Interview with Baritone Aaron Bigeleisen

Just as he begins his senior year at McQuaid Jesuit High School, talented young singer Aaron Bigeleisen from Pittsford, N.Y. will have his voice heard around the country on the nationally syndicated public radio program From the Top.

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Catching up with Cage

I couldn't resist posting just a few more John Cage links before this space gets back to being all-Copland all the time.

 

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A 4'33" Story - John Cage at 100

Music, what does it communicate?
Is what’s clear to me clear to you?
Is music just sounds?
Then what does it communicate?
Is a truck passing by music?
If I can see it, do I have to hear it too?
If I don’t hear it, does it still communicate?
If while I see it I can’t hear it, but hear something else, say an egg-beater, because I’m inside looking out, does the truck communicate or the egg-beater, which communicates?
Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?


-John Cage, Silence 


Happy 100th,
John Cage!  What if share my own favorite experience with John Cage and his infamous 4'33"?

 

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Joys of a new season

I went to Wegmans the other day, and lo, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Have you seen the plastic bags of Halloween candy stacked up like sandbags? Thanksgiving decorations spilling out of displays?  Really?  So soon? 

Please, press the pause button.

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Copland Summer: Notes from the Road, Seeing Sound

In which I go away, come back, explain little, and we all go off on a merry little tangent.
 

When I wasn't riding roller coasters, visiting museums, and otherwise touristing in Cleveland last week, I did get to enjoy some quality time reading about Copland. I even took notes:

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Interview with Cellist Mike Block

Cellist Mike Block has played several concerts over the past week and a half at the Canandaguia Lake Music Festival.

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Charles Ives' memory lives on in Rochester

Dear Reader,

No word yet on the fate of the Charles Ives house.  But the last blog post prompted this interesting response from Classical 91.5 listener David Kirkpatrick.

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Ives' house faces demolition, Bartók cabin saved

On Monday, August 13, Charles Ives’ house may be saved from destruction.

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