Category Archives: Music Criticism

Parallel Octaves, Again

I’ve read some internet chatter about BWV565 that makes me shake my head. An allusion to “parallel octaves” in the opening measures. Here we go again. I wrote about this in The American Organist in September, 2011. The organ does … Continue reading

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About that “Big Box”

OK, I admit I’m behind the curve.  I’m usually behind the curve. There is a huge selection of Big Box collections on Amazon.  Most priced at 99 cents. There is a critique of the Bach cantatas box pointing out that … 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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