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Encouraging Signs of Freshness at the Mostly Mozart Festival

Innovations that have enlivened offshoot programs at the Mostly Mozart festival in recent years infused some of the festival orchestra’s concerts.

Published: August 20, 2017 at 05:30AM… 69 more words

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la valse de l'amour

the music of accordions
press their lips together
creating sharp, light sounds
which drift up and away,
kissing the sun and clouds
carrying the night away

Writing

Staraya Ladoga (Fantasy Overture)

Staraya Ladoga (Old Ladoga) is a town on Lake Ladoga in Russia along the old trade route of the Varangians (Scandinavians) that connected the Baltic with Constantinople. 118 more words

Brahms in Cinemascope: Andris Nelsons and the BSO's New Symphony Cycle

Brahms’ Symphonies

As you can see from the subtitle of my blog, I’m a huge Brahms fan.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been that happy with most of the Brahms symphony cycles recorded in the last 30 years. 932 more words

Album Review

daisy

Very often when it comes to great K-films, one of the most memorable thing about ’em is their OST tunes.  Surprisingly though, one of those memorable ones is an instrumental tune.  339 more words

Feminist Opera Plots: La Traviata, Act III

I leave for the debut of the biggest role of my life in about 30 minutes. My hair is curled, I’m warmed up, I have two large bottles of water and two teas along with nuts and cheese in my gig bag. 834 more words

Opera