Archive for the 'Classical Music' Category

10 Things I Love About David Bowie

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

(in no particular order) 10. He made a recording of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. 9. He’s married to Iman, who is a supermodel I know only because she was in Star Trek VI. 8. I remember watching The Prestige, thinking “Who is the great actor playing Tesla? […]

Wagner meets Radiohead

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Paul Lansky is giving up electronic music. That’s saying something since he was one of its pioneers back in the early 1970s and co-wrote Radiohead’s Idioteque. For background, Idioteque is one of this century’s most iconic, catchy, danceable, rockable, and listenable tunes. Pitchfork just named it #8 on its top 500 of the decade. The […]

Solo Hands

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I have not seen this movie. I have not necessarily thought about seeing this movie. In fact, I’ve been much more jazzed about Star Trek than anything else. If someone were to ask me what to watch, I wouldn’t mention it. But I’m mentioning it now. Why? Through some whim of a random link, I […]

Reale Love

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Since I referenced Paul Reale in my previous post, I thought it was worthwhile to write about his music. He conveniently has some on his website ready for downloading. A quick scan of his Catalog of works reveals a man of humor and intelligence. Lately he seems to be in a parody mood with his […]

Reich wins Pulitzer

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Finally! Steve Reich wins a Pulitzer Prize for his Double Sextet. Of course, at age 72, Reich seems the obvious choice. An added benefit is his long-time New York affliations, which have helped composers in the past get Pulitzer notice. The Pulitzers for music are a mixed bag, with many of picks leaning towards either […]