There is a new magazine devoted to classical music, and it's based out of the United States (unlike Grammphone or BBC, which come to us from overseas). This has the potential to really set a course of what "classical music" means in America. I've got my thoughts, and I'd love to hear yours!
Mozart turned 250, and you couldn't turn around without banging your shins on another recording of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Mendelssohn turns 200 and...not so much.
As Thankful Music comes to a close, and our Holiday Songbook is opened, we move through the last musical phase of 2008...without a wonderful interpreter of Christmas music.
Ah the joys and perils of combining solitary evenings, a dumb sense of humor, and working in sound-proof rooms.
The whole world is thinking politics. My desk is covered with list upon list of holiday music.
Host Mordecai Lipshutz retires: The End of an Era at WXXI-FM