Tag Archive | "Beethoven"

A Little Beethoven Goes a Long Way In “The Kid With a Bike”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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With the big-budget film John Carter crashing at the box office, and The Hunger Games heading in exactly the opposite direction to record-breaker status, I headed – more like escaped – to the local art-house cinema last weekend to see something on an entirely smaller scale. The film I saw, The Kid with a Bike, [...]

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Protesting the G20 summit? Why not bring along some of the world’s greatest protest music?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Protesting the G20 summit?  Why not bring along some of the world’s greatest protest music?

As much as iconic folk and rock musicians like Pete Seeger, Jimi Hendrix , Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Pearl Jam and many others did to advance music as a means to foment and focus popular dissent, rock musicians of the 1960s did not invent protest music. We will never know who [...]

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Rameau and Martinis

Thursday, January 7, 2010

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Rameau and Martinis

It started out almost as a joke when Albert and I were planning to unwind after a day of work with a martini and some music.    Albert suggested we listen to an advance recording of the new naïve classique release of conductor and in this case harpsichordist Christophe Rousset playing transcriptions of Rameau’s second opera, [...]

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Running on Classics

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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Running on Classics

A few days ago, I almost flew off the treadmill running at full-sprint speed – that is, I was going at more than 10 miles per hour! Everyone in the gym threw a look my way, some gasping, as my running shoe made a loud, squeaking sound as it hit the part of the belt [...]

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