Category Archives: Music

Amor

My young friend Elise sang brilliantly at her senior recital this past weekend. Lots of classical stuff and the usual art songs. I was delighted with William Bolcom’s “Amor.” I don’t have a medium of my friend’s version, but I … Continue reading

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Music From Jordi Savall

Readers here know of my love of early music. This concert was broadcast on a French tv network and brings about fifty minutes of delightful ensemble work from one of my favorite musicians, Jordi Savall.

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Magnificent River

One of my favorite musicians is bassist Patrick O’Hearn. A few of his albums have passed onto and off my shelf over the years. Or is that into and out of my cd player? My wife doesn’t like his music … Continue reading

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Sorrowful Songs in the Cathedral

I’m surprised I’ve never blogged on this before, Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony. I have the best-selling version with Dawn Upshaw on cd, which still is the finest version of the ones I’ve heard. Recently I stumbled across this one on … Continue reading

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St Teresa, Higher Than The Moon

One of my favorite singers singing one of her lesser known songs. Ms Osborne sings a lot of soul standards–you can catch many of her capable covers on YouTube. This is from her breakout cd, Relish. It’s a collective writing … Continue reading

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Pines of the Janiculum

It’s been over six years since I last enjoyed a live performance of Pines of Rome. What a concept for an orchestral piece: pine trees in four locations around the Eternal City. The thrilling opening movement and the pounding passion … Continue reading

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Roll Over

Chuck Berry wrote it. The Beatles recorded it. But my exposure to the ELO cover in the 70’s sticks in my mind. My brother was really big into this band. I heard they blew the roof off with their concert … Continue reading

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