Monthly Archives: August 2006

Conception, Gestation, Labor, Birth: A Composer Delivers a Commission

Recording sessions for a new series of The Main Street Sessions are underway! There are some thrilling performances in store: A young classical guitarist pours himself into Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, a countertenor transports us back to the 16th century, … Continue reading

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Why is Watching Classical Music on TV so boring?

Why is watching classical music on TV so boring? I don’t care if it’s Classic Arts Showcase or Michael Tilson Thomas or the BBC Proms DVD I have at home, I cannot watch a classical music concert on TV without … Continue reading

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Where Were You the Day Bernstein Died?

October 14, 1990. Riding in a streetcar in Vienna, Austria. Passing the Opera House. Two dramatic sheets of black fabric flowed from the roof of the building to the street below, one on either side of the entrance. Why?

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An Invitation to Two-Way Radio: A DJ Answers the Phone

You think countdown, you think NASA. I think countdown, I think WDAV. In radio, time is always running out. Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know: in radio, it takes seven seconds for a fresh silence to wilt into dead … Continue reading

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