Egyptian army orchestra destroys national anthems (redux)

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Review: Dover Quartet plays ‘Voices of Defiance’

Review: Dover Quartet plays ‘Voices of Defiance,’ music by Ullmann, Laks and Shostakovich. Pacific Symphony Blog,  Nov. 10, 2017.

Audio: Stan Kenton: ‘The Peanut Vendor’

Another version. Resistance is futile.

Carl St.Clair, Pacific Symphony perform Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8

Interview: Carl St.Clair takes on Bruckner 8. Pacific Symphony Blog, Nov. 2, 2017.

Review: ‘The Consul’ at Long Beach Opera

Review: Patricia Racette makes role debut in ‘The Consul’ at Long Beach Opera. Opera News, November, 2017.

Audio: ‘The Peanut Vendor’

The Jay and Kai Trombone Octet (featuring J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding) perform “The Peanut Vendor.” Startling use of dissonance beginning at 1’22”.

Great moments in film music: Laurel and Hardy

This stuff never gets old. A nicely done compilation, and good use of music: “The Muskrat Ramble,” the Habanera from “Carmen,” and the “Tritsch-Tratsch Polka.”

Review: Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams: ‘All In’

Review: Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams: ‘All In’. Pacific Symphony Blog, Oct. 9, 2017.

Gramophone interview with John Williams

My Gramophone interview with composer John Williams from 2005 is now online.

John Williams interview: ‘It’s not hard work that makes success; it’s sustained hard work that makes success.’ Gramophone, 2005.

Great moments in film music: ‘The Big Store’

Chico and Harpo Marx, piano four hands.

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