Monthly Archives: January 2008

Kick the Karajan

Music commentator Norman Lebrecht takes aim at conductor Herbert von Karajan as many in the music world gear up to celebrate the centenary of his birth. If you’re a Karajan fan, wear your seatbelt. Lebrecht’s latest assessment of the conductor … Continue reading

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Evelyn Glennie: How to listen to music with your whole body

In this soaring demonstration, percussionist Evelyn Glennie leads the audience through an exploration of music not as notes on a page, but as an expression of the human experience. She talks about a music that is more than sound waves … Continue reading

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Rare Video of Cellist Casals

A rare clip of legendary Catalan cellist Pablo Casals filmed in 1954 in the Abbaye Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa. He performs from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1: Want to know more? Explore a scrapbook filled with photos of and essays about Casals here.

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2008 Grammys to Shimmer

Stars will gather at the 50th Annual Grammys after all. Striking Hollywood writers have decided not to picket the upcoming awards. In an email to its members, The Writers Guild, West stated its voters had decided not to picket the … Continue reading

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Violinist Offers Free Download

In an attempt to popularize classical music, acclaimed British violinist Tasmin Little will give her next recording away for free as a digital download. Called “The Naked Violin,” the album features three works for solo violin–Bach’s Partita No. 3, Luslawice … Continue reading

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The Wanamaker at Macy's

Macy”s in Philadelphia is in the former

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