Archive for February, 2009

Read it and weep

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Eric Felten has a splendid piece on the abhorrent farce of an “all-star quartet” going through the motions at the inauguration last month. I find it pretty dang hard to maintain any respect for these eminent folks, but my distress isn’t going to make a dent in the cash that just keeps rolling in.

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Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Classics without walls has joined the estimable roster of programs archived at the estimable Whether the show itself is estimable is known only to you. Check out the variety of KUSF New Music programming as well as a sampling of cultural shows, all characterized by a high degree of nift.

Playlist #879: 2009-02-16

Monday, February 16th, 2009
Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (excerpts) (1612)
New London Consort / Philip Pickett cond (L’Oiseau Lyre 153566)
John Adams: Phrygian Gates (1977)
John Novacek pf (Nonesuch 79699)

John Adams: Road Movies (1995)
Leila Josefowicz vn / John Novacek pf (Nonesuch 79699)

Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore (excerpts) (1612)
New London Consort / Philip Pickett cond (L’Oiseau Lyre 153566)

Playlist #877: 2009-02-02

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
Gustav Charpentier: Depuis le jour, from Louise (1899)
Leontyne Price sop / RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra / Francesco Molinari-Pradelli cond (Aria, RCA 6587-2-RC)
Aaron Copland: Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, with harp and piano (1947-1948)
Stanley Drucker cl / New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein cond (Deutsche Grammophon 183588)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and fugue no. 1 in C major BWV 870, from The Well-tempered clavier, book 2 (1738)
Keith Jarrett hp (ECM 1433/3 847 936-2)
Arnold Schönberg: Gurre-Lieder: “Der Hahn erhebt den Kopf zur Kraht” (1900/1911)
Chor des NDR Hamburg / Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Operachor der Stültischen Bühnen Frankfurt a.M. / Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt / Eliahu Inbal cond (PCM/Denon 81757 9066 2)
Fritz Kreisler: Praeludium and allegro in the style of Pugnani (1910)
William Primrose va / Franz Rupp pf (Pearl GEMM 9253)
Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata no. 4, F sharp minor, op. 30 (1903)
Robert Taub pf (Harmonia Mundi 90011)