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Opera.

I have always thought that opera storylines are a bit over dramatic, but I think the format requires it. Recently I saw an article on Andante about a new Tonya Harding/ Nancy Kerrigan opera? I think it is a little … Continue reading

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Wow! THE Helmut Lachenmann?!

I was browsing around the wonderful information super highway when I decided to go to Wal-mart.com and look at CD’s. In the past I have actually found a few (very few)new music CD’s there. I began a search for recordings … Continue reading

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Webern Day.

Tomorrow is Webern Day. It is the 60th anniversary of Webern‘s death. BBC Radio 3 is celebrating with a Webern-palooza event. His complete works, in chronological order, will be broadcast throughout the day. (So that means approximately one work every … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday.

“Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener” Arnold Schoenberg(1874-1951)

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Katrina and the Waves

One of my ealriest memories is of Hurricane Frederick in 1979. I was standing on my front steps watching the tall pines sway in the first winds of the storm. A gust of wind came up and knocked me off … Continue reading

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“When I am king, you will be first against the wall.”

Thanks Alex Ross, for letting us know. Thom Yorke of Radiohead is now blogging.

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Mississippi Burning.

Yesterday, Jerry has announced the coming of Autumn in NYC, but down here in Mississippi we are still hovering around 100 degrees. (We don’t really have Autumn down here, but we do have a few different seasons: shrimp season, crab … Continue reading

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odd inspiration.

The other day I had a conversation with composers Al Theisen and Marc Ballard about inspiration. We began talking about weird noises or happenings that have inspired us. My story of odd inspiration: I was shopping with my wife when … Continue reading

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Blogger Counter Theory. —– nothing about music here.

I have come to the conclusion that the blogger comment counter works similarly to our Electoral College. I have decided that each blog is allocated x-number of comment numbers. For our discussion let’s say there are only 435 comment numbers … Continue reading

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Two Quotes.

People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven quartet. -Witold Lutoslawski Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. -Noël Coward

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