Tag Archive | "Mahler"

Two Milestones and Three Favorite Recordings

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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I turned 50 years old today.  As it turns out, there’s also a second milestone on the near horizon: this fall will mark my 25th anniversary working in the music business.  Hard to believe that the time has passed by so quickly, but I’m so grateful that classical music feels no less important to me [...]

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Resurrection: Why We Need Mahler’s Second Symphony on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Resurrection:  Why We Need Mahler’s Second Symphony on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

Recently, The New York Times published a lengthy list of special 9/11 programming that will hit the airwaves, the concert hall, houses of worship, and movie theaters around the country over the next couple of weeks. Among the events is a special free concert by conductor Alan Gilbert (a client of my company) and the New [...]

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On the Transmigration of Souls

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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On the Transmigration of Souls

I remember with perfect clarity that crystal clear morning of September 11, 2001 and the explosion I heard from my New York City apartment window that I thought was just another outrageous New York City sound….until a neighbor climbed down the fire escape and banged on my window to come out and have a look. [...]

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“A Summer Morning Dream”: Mahler’s Third Symphony

Friday, June 18, 2010

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“A Summer Morning Dream”: Mahler’s Third Symphony

It was almost 25 years ago to the day that I first heard Mahler’s Third Symphony. I was walking around the hills behind the Stanford University campus at sunset, listening to the piece on my Sony Walkman, and when the huge, glowing chords that bring the work to a close stopped ringing in my ears [...]

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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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Spring Awakening

Sunday, April 5, 2009

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Spring Awakening

Some music-loving friends find it corny (but that’s why it’s so much fun, of course) that I coordinate so much of my listening to the changing seasons.Part of the reason I do this is that my imagination makes certain connections early on and the rest of me just can’t let go.On balance, I think it’s [...]

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