America's Music Festivals visit Vermont, California, Virginia and right in our own back yard at Chautauqua Lake this month.
I was preparing a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert for broadcast the other day, and it struck me that the two works on the program had wildly differing sound wave patterns, even though they were recorded at the same levels. This was interesting!
Here's a quiz. See if you can tell which of these sound files is . . .
I just read an article commemorating George Eastman's passing 80 years ago today. When visitng the George Eastman House recently, I noticed that the program from his memorial service was on display (near his laconic and poignant suicide note). Eastman's memorial service included music by Beethoven, Locatelli, Wagner, and Howard Hanson.
I just got off the phone with John Schaefer for today's edition of Pick 3 on WNYC's "Soundcheck." The challenge: pick three brand new musical releases that you love.
No secret decoder ring needed – the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Ralph Vaughan Williams CD was released today!
There are copies at the RPO Theatre Shop at Kodak Hall.