Posts Tagged ‘music’

Jul. 11 2014

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

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                        Gorgeous exhibition at The Walters. Here is my write up for the online journal, Monologging: http://monologging.org/medieval-music/       Related posts: What a weekend! Poulenc plays! Teju Cole’s Open City

Aug. 12 2013

Revisiting Sugarman

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Just after I returned from Africa last August, my writing professor at UB (Marion Winik, whose interview I posted here last week) sent me an email asking me if I had seen the film, “Searching for Sugar Man,” because of its strong South African connection. As I wrote in a blog back then, as soon […]

Jun. 20 2013

Angel or Devil?

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            The virtuoso flute player, Marina Piccinini, will be conducting her International Flute Master Classes at Peabody next week, and the events begin with an opening gala on Sunday evening, called “Angels and Devils.” Here she talks about both. 01 Track 1 Related posts: Teju Cole’s Open City B(l)iss 7-12-12 […]

May. 20 2013

Comedy with an edge

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A program note for the Folger Theatre’s current production of “Twelfth Night” points out that this is the last of Shakespeare’s “romantic” or “happy” comedies, and that those that followed, like “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well That Ends Well” are less innocent and more complicated. (To those I would add “Cymbeline,” “The Winter’s Tale” […]

Nov. 14 2012

The indefatigable Valery Gergiev

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I came across this interview http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/11/12/f-valery-gergiev.html?cmp=rss that CBC news conducted with Valery Gergiev when he was in Canada  to give a performance with the Mariinsky Theatre Stradivarius Ensemble. With his indefatigable work ethic, juggling several full-time and guest conducting jobs, he has become the face of Russian classical music. So much so, that Russian officials are using […]

Oct. 02 2012

Top 5

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

WBJC’s web maestra, Diana Ross, has suggested that we blog about a Top 5 list of some kind, so here I go with my top 5 favorite instruments: Cello, because it sounds so luscious and sonorous. It has its limitations, to be sure—the cellists can’t stand for the National Anthem at the opening of the […]

Sep. 27 2012

It Was a Good Summer

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  Does anyone ever get over the feelings of our childhood, when as school children we anticipated the arrival of our summer vacation with heart palpitating impatience, and greeted the inevitable return to classes in September with both wistful resistance and the thrill of new beginnings. As Joni Mitchell said in her song “Urge for Going”, […]

Sep. 16 2012

A gala event

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Never mind Shakespeare’s play within a play in Hamlet, on Saturday night WBJC had a party within a party at the BSO’s Opening Gala. In a corner of the lavish tent adjacent to the Meyerhof, making a discreet rumpus, could be found Mark Malinowski wearing one of his signature bow ties and an unostentatious lapel […]

Sep. 02 2012

Sugarman

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Noêl Coward has Elyot say in “Private Lives”, “It’s extraordinary how potent cheap music is.”  Well, I think most music is potent, cheap or not, and I was reminded of this all over again when I went to The Charles this weekend to see “Searching For Sugarman.”  My creative nonfiction professor alerted me to it […]

Aug. 29 2012

Small world

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

You may have noticed that we quite frequently air performances by the French conductor, Marc Minkowski, on WBJC. He founded the group, Musicians of the Louvre, in the 1980s and  has recorded quite a substantial amount of French music with them—mostly Baroque, but also composers like Offenbach, Bizet and Berlioz.  Well, I’ve discovered that he […]

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