Monthly Archives: November 2007

Concerto for Face and Orchestra

Just watch. Trust me. It’s worth it. Bonus points? Name that tune

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Arrau at 80

From pianist Claudio Arrau’s 80th birthday recital, Liszt’s Ballade No. 2:

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Schumann’s Concert Piece for Four Horns: Seeing is Believing

This one airs/aired at 11:22 on Thursday, November 15. Here are Dale Clevenger, Stefan Dohr, Ignacio GarĂ­a, Georg Schreckenberger with Daniel Barenboim conducting:

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For This Cellist? Led Zeppelin.

It runs nine minutes and forty-one seconds long. It’s the epic rock ballad “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin. Now it’s in the hands of cellist Matt Haimovitz and the ensemble Uccello:

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Ma’s Menu: A Musical Omnivore’s Top Five

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, known for his wide and varied taste in music, recently provided the folks at NPR with a list of his five favorite recordings. In his descriptions, you’ll see it’s not only the music that affects him but … Continue reading

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SIMON says it is the most important thing happening in classical music in the world…

…thus begins an article in the November 3rd edition of the L.A. Times. “Simon” is Simon Rattle. The most important thing? Transformative performances being given by across America by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela with conductor Gustavo Dudamel. … Continue reading

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PopsTube: The Boston Pops now Broadcasting on the Web

Why wait for a broadcast on your local public TV station when you can catch The Boston Pops any time online? Web broadcasts come complete with commentary to guide you through the music: The secondary theme suggests a bustling Arabian … Continue reading

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Lang Lang Outright

A candid glimpse of pianist Lang Lang‘s irrepressible musical energy. Is this what genius looks like?

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