Posts Tagged ‘music’

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

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

  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

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

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

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

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 […]

Jul. 25 2012

“Summertime…”

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 5 Comments

As the cicada choruses begin to vie with each other, it’s an indication that we have reached the dog days of summer.  One of the things I love about living in America is how clearly demarcated the seasons are: the vibrant fall, the Christmas card snow scenes of winter, the rejuvenation of spring, and then […]

Jun. 27 2012

Sounds of Summer

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

There are certain pop songs or classical pieces that will always make me think of summer. One is Prince’s “Raspberry Beret”, which I heard on my way to work this morning & thought – perfect! Not only do the song’s flippant lyrics & upbeat tempo seem appropriate for warm weather & sunny skies, the album […]

Jun. 04 2012

B(l)iss

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

I would love to be a fly on the wall when Jonathan Biss is practicing in the privacy of his apartment to see if he is as physical then as he is on the concert platform.  He is what you might call and mover and shaker in front of the keyboard–bending low, arcing back, fidgeting […]

May. 23 2012

My first time…

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

Diana Ross, WBJC’s website maestra, has asked us to write about our earliest musical experience, inspired by the moving stories that have been coming in from our members. My mother’s sister was a fine pianist by all accounts (she died when I was young so I could never form my own opinion) and my mother […]

May. 13 2012

Musings on the versatility of a box with strings

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | 3 Comments

A recent newsletter “First Time” submission reminded me of this post…. So I brought it back around for a fun conversational piece. The violin is one of my favorite instruments (along with the cello).  I love the violin’s ability to express so many moods.  From a foot-stomping fiddle tune to mournful, soul-aching dirge, the violin […]

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