Blogger-pianist Jeremy Denk imagines conversing with Sarah Palin about Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata. Composer John Adams says he's been blacklisted. Madrigalia is commissioning American composer Libby Larsen to write a new work to be premiered in Rochester next season. Musicians had high praise for the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s soon-to-be released CD at a listening party in New York City this week. Skitty is looking exceptionally fluffy as we head into a cold spell, and a Dubai radio station fired a DJ for impersonating God on the air on Monday morning.
Sarah Palin played the flute in 1984 It’s all Sarah Palin and Joe Biden at the office. No matter what anyone thought of Pain’s debating style, WXXI classical hosts agree that she’s a middling flautist.