Monthly Archives: July 2007

Jascha Heifetz at 24 Frames Per Second

A picture is worth a thousand words. Moving pictures, millions? This Saturday at 2 p.m. on The MTT Files Michael Tilson Thomas explores virtuosity; violinist Jascha Heifetz’s in particular. It’s one thing to hear recordings, another to see the virtuoso … Continue reading

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WDAV Listener Put to Test on Performance Today

Congratulations to Davidson resident, WDAV listener and Main Street Sessions musician Henry Lebedinsky for tackling Performance Today’s weekly quiz feature, The Piano Puzzler this past Wednesday! If you missed it when it aired, you can hear how he fared by … Continue reading

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Charlotte Symphony Names Interim Executive Director

The Executive Committee of the Charlotte Symphony Board of Directors has named Board Chair Richard J. Osborne as interim Executive Director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO), effective July 24, 2007. Former Executive Director Richard L. Early will support the … Continue reading

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Tragedy and Triumph in Today’s Classical Music Scene

Within the last week there’s been both sad news and happy news from the world of American classical music. The sad news is also tinged with an element of shock. Earlier this week, tenor Jerry Hadley died in a hospital … Continue reading

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He’s Got Rhythm

Watch George Gershwin play “I Got Rhythm“:

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Bored with Your Music Collection?

Here’s a sampling of what people are doing with recordings other than listening to them. You are looking at wall art made from two vinyl records. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Heat record(s) for one minute and you’ve got pliable … Continue reading

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Cultural Cross-Pollination

This video clip sharing is such fun, how about another? Here’s legendary Danish pianist and entertainer Victor Borge’s visit with The Muppets. He performs Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 with Rowlf, the dog:

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Have You Listened to Your Veggies Today?

Presenting the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. Watch and listen as this unusual crew selects produce, prepares instruments and performs aural salad:

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