Monthly Archives: April 2007

Keeping Music on Internet Radio

On March 2, 2007, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) released a decision that dramatically increases royalty payments owed to rights holders for streaming sound recordings of music over the Internet. The new royalty rates announced by the CRB are retroactive … Continue reading

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The Maestro and the Cabbie, a Remembrance of Rostropovich

by Kim Hodgson, WDAV General Manager When we lived in Washington, DC, Judy and I attended Luther Place Memorial Church in the heart of downtown. We had a marvelously diverse congregation, from high government officials to some of the homeless … Continue reading

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Remembering Rostropovich

It came as somewhat of a shock to hear of the death of the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Just a little over a month ago the classical music world honored him on his 80th birthday. On WDAV the observances included … Continue reading

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Paavo Järvi takes “Rock Me Amadeus” to Heart

For more than 50 years now, rock music in its various forms has held sway as the music of the masses. Not surprisingly, there’s now a generation of classical musicians raised on rock ‘n’ roll who find their classical work … Continue reading

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Gustavo Dudamel to Lead the L.A. Philharmonic

One of the most exciting and promising announcements in classical music recently is the appointment of young Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel as the new Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic The excitement is due to the unprecedented international acclaim … Continue reading

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The Inestimable Importance of Teachers

The recent death of a revered North Carolina musical figure reminds us of the significance of teachers in our lives. Of course, Dr. Lara Hoggard was a multi-faceted choral conductor and arranger who did more than teach. From humble beginnings … Continue reading

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