Playlist: Scherzos

Nine orchestral scherzos, some well known, others not, chosen by me.

Playlist: Scherzos. Pacific Symphony Blog, Dec. 5, 2017.

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Pacific Overtures: December

The December issue of the newsletter I write for Pacific Symphony has been published.

Pacific Overtures. December, 2017.

Interview: Conductor Anu Tali

The Estonian musician makes her debut with Pacific Symphony this week.

Interview: Conductor Anu Tali. Pacific Symphony Blog, Nov. 22, 2017.

Happy Thanksgiving

Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony. Happy Thanksgiving.

Egyptian army orchestra destroys national anthems (redux)

This very popular video is back.

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”.

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