American composer and conductor John Adams recently posted interesting and personal observations on Elgar’s Enigma Variations. My program notes on the Variations for the upcoming concert of course pale in comparison. But then again they are “formal” program notes and not a blog post.
I’m a bit surprised at some of the comments. More >
The late Buddy Rich is well known as an old school big band drummer. His wit won for him many appearances on the Johnny Carson show where the public heard only sanitized stories about him. For example, when he was being prepped for surgery he was asked if he was More >
There has been quite a bit of press this year about the Philadelphia Orchestra’s declining attendance.
The Orchestra does have real problems. It would be nice to actually have a music director. The recession has hit them financially very hard which led them to the brink of bankruptcy. And yes, More >