Category Archives: Music Criticism

The Big Harpsichord Box

I need to share this. There’s a product on Amazon. (This is not an endorsement of Amazon per se.) It’s a SIX-CD set called The Big Harpsichord Box. Over six hours of harpsichord music by a variety of performers. For … Continue reading

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Quote of the Month

From the inimitable Dorothy Parker: “I think that Aldous Huxley utters the loud truth when he says, in Point Counter Point, that industry can never substitute for talent. There exists, especially in the American mind, a sort of proud confusion … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk Tonight

Tonight at about 7:30 (maybe 7:34) I will give a pre-concert talk for the NYUO1 orchestral concert. The program itself starts at 8 PM. Costumes warmly welcome. Free! We’ll be in the Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th Street in … Continue reading

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Upcoming Programs

I have several things coming up. On October 26 and 27, I will be speaking for the NYU orchestras. Again, the programs will be in the Frederick Loewe Theatre. More info to come. On October 29, I will be participating … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk

Tonight at 7:30, at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 W. 4th St., I’ll again give a pre-concert talk. The NYUO1 (New York University Orchestra 1) is playing a great program. I hope you can come. It’s free! The program … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk Tonight!

If you’re in New York City and not otherwise occupied, why not attend a wonderful orchestral concert for free? NYUO2 –one of NYU’s two symphony orchestras–is opening tonight’s concert season at the Frederick Lowe Theater on West 4th Street, just … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk

On Monday, May 8, I’ll be giving a pre-concert talk at NYU. Admission is free and the venue is close to several subways. The program contains student works and a performance of Dvorak’s Symphony no, 9 in E minor, opus … Continue reading

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Talk

Last evening’s event at Symphony Space was very successful. I appreciated the good turnout for my pre-concert talk and the warmth with which it was received. Though to my sorrow I had to leave early in order to travel the … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk

Friday, February 17, 7:30 PM–join me at Symphony Space for a pre-concert talk! The NYU Symphony is presenting a free concert of works by Glazunov, Khachaturian, and Shostakovich. The concert proper begins at 8 PM, but I will be giving … Continue reading

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Meistersinger

Last night: Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg, Richard Wagner. Metropolitan Opera. I had a wonderful time. The overture, one of Wagner’s most beloved, is a thrilling, spine-straightening anthem, full of dignity and joy. If I had a symphony orchestra to conduct … Continue reading

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