classical music

Life, loss, music

She has called me twice, declining to leave a name or number.  She doesn't like choral music.  That, she says, is too much like church.  If I want listeners, I should be playing waltzes, marches, and peppy overtures.  I say that doesn't fully represent life, or our listeners.

Bringing opera to kids...NOT!

Dad was out of town at a college reunion, so we decided to take a trip to the movies to see the new Harry Potter with friends.  Lights go down, trailers start, and then...one began.  A young lad is climbing out of a taxi, ubiqitous ominous  music thudding under the images...well, you can see it for yourself.
 

NPR Connects listeners with Classical Music

Classical music lovers who just can't get enough, or who want to be "in the know" about classical music, should check out NPR's new music site.  NPR Music www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php provides listeners with brief news stories, audio stories, and performances from artists who are currently performing everywhere from the concert hall to one of the offices at NPR.  I've pointed you to the Classical page, but there's lots of other music available at NPR Music as well.  Check out NP

A lovely shade of Bronze in the summertime

The email was delivered a few weeks back:  Backstage Pass was a finalist in the Radio division for New York Festivals.  We just didn't know what we won.  We waited.  The word came on Friday, and it was Bronze!

NYC with no LVB, JSB, or FJH??

You always hear us ask "what would your life be like without classical music on the radio?"  Well, New York City might be about to find out.

New Classical Music Magazine

There is a new magazine devoted to classical music, and it's based out of the United States (unlike Grammphone or BBC, which come to us from overseas).  This has the potential to really set a course of what "classical music" means in America.  I've got my thoughts, and I'd love to hear yours!
 

So? Where's the hype this time?!?

Mozart turned 250, and you couldn't turn around without banging your shins on another recording of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.  Mendelssohn turns 200 and...not so much.

The pleasure was ours

As Thankful Music comes to a close, and our Holiday Songbook is opened, we move through the last musical phase of 2008...without a wonderful interpreter of Christmas music.

Behind the Scenes, or, When Nobody's Looking

 Ah the joys and perils of combining solitary evenings, a dumb sense of humor, and working in sound-proof rooms.

Holiday Music? Really!

The whole world is thinking politics. My desk is covered with list upon list of holiday music.