Friday, May 25, 2007

vacation note

extended travel and little internet access. So blogging will continue to be light to nil.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

Piano as Furniture

This tidbit was interesting

"About 40 percent of Steinways are purchased with disc player systems already installed, Olson says."

Read the rest here.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Classical Brit Awards

I got nothing after this.


Other Great Moments in Boston Pops History

What did long time Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler think about disco? Ponder no more.

"From the moment I conducted the “Saturday Night Fiedler” suite on television in May, I knew the youngsters had done it again: disco–a marvelous, insistently rhythmic dance form to which all manner of music can be adapted from Bach to the Bee Gees. And this span of musical poles truly accents the universality of music"

more on the Pops' disco album found here. Be sure to have listen to "A Night on Disco Mountain".

John Lill: Starving Classical Music

"John Lill attacked the government for “systematically destroying” classical music.
Mr Lill, 63, who lives in South End Green and was awarded a CBE two years ago, said: “Orchestras and musical societies are being starved out of existence when the government is spending any amount of money on sport and pop. Once it’s gone it won’t come back.”"

Read the rest here.

when James Brown Met Pavarotti

Who knew..?

Video of said event here.