You may remember when the Philadelphia Orchestra endured this bit of disrespect.
It’s now the Atlanta Symphony’s turn. At a recent concert billed as “Il Divo and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” the audience saw Il Divo and the orchestra onstage, but heard Il Divo’s live performance accompanied by prerecorded tracks that More >
Here is a clip of Pierre Boulez conducting the second movement (Fêtes) of Debussy’s Nocturnes in London back in 1968. It is a teaser trailer for a DVD that Naxos is hawking.
The only way that could have been better would be if he was wearing a leather jacket, and More >
Writing Blurbs for Beethoven Sonatas
I need someone to write concise, pithy blurbs, one for each of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas. Each blurb should distinguish its sonata from all More >
Riccardo Muti, Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra withdrew from his remaining performances in Chicago in October due to illness (“extreme gastric distress”)
The orchestra was able to engage Pierre Boulez to stand in for the ailing Muti.
Boulez will conduct Mahler’s Seventh Symphony for the PBS More >