I'm so glad we're finally getting a real blast of winter weather in New York State!
In this film clip from Alexander Nevsky you have to wonder, how do those guys stand in the cold without shivering?
Which is stranger: Danny Kaye conducting the New York Philharmonic or Frank Sinatra singing opera?
Check it out here in the movie “It Happened in Brooklyn” (1947), Sinatra sings in “La ci darem la mano” – a duet from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, where the Don seduces Zerlina.
Hi! Happy New Year! Since it’s a time for new beginnings, perhaps it’s time for me actually to start keeping in touch and writing some things here. I’m not quite sure what it will be. Brenda describes it as a sandbox. A sandbox is a much more inviting notion than a blank page. Hopefully you can jump in and play too when you have the time.
No more procrastinating; let’s get started.
Monday, January 2
Datebook: Rouse's "Concert de Gaudi"
Brahms’ smashing kaleidoscope of student drinking songs
Tuesday, January 3
Datebook: Rachmaninoff dances
Performances from Tafelmusik and the Boston Pops
The poetry of a 10th-century Armenian monk beautifully set by 20th century artist Alfred Schnittke