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hearing the cheesy in a new light

Some people hate it, but I love the long dialogue-free scenes in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A space odyssey (1968). For one of these scenes he used Johann Strauss II’s overplayed, sweeter-than-syrup  338 more words




Ensemble Solaire performed three performances of Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the REVEAL Festival. 229 more words

Mahler's Fifth by Way of Ligeti in Seattle

The road leading to the fusillade of bright, brisk chords at the end of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony – which concluded Seattle Symphony’s current season – was unusually long and winding. 13 more words


Ligeti-Mahler Program for Seattle Symphony's Closing Concert

I spoke to Ludovic Morlot about his remarkable programming of Ligeti’s Requiem with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony to close Seattle Symphony’s season:

Saying a proper goodbye is an art. 19 more words

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When the going gets weird

A couple of years ago I produced a series of “best of” lists for video recordings, which I’ve updated from time to time.  One can find them on the… 634 more words

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