Archive for the ‘music’ Category

Sunday palate cleanser: Der Rosenkavalier

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Der Rosenkavalier, full opera, Covent Garden,

This production of Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” by Oscar-winning film director John Schlesinger, marked the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti’s spectacular debut at Covent Garden. Featuring Kiri Te Kanawa’s first performance in London in the role of Marschallin.

Sunday palate cleanser: The Mikado

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Watch it while you still can.

Sunday palate cleanser: The Cloister’s Fuentidueña

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

How do you dismantle, transport, rebuild, and conserve a structure that is almost 1,000 years old?

This 28-minute documentary chronicles the dismantling of the 12th-century apse from the church of San Martín in Fuentidueña, Spain, and its reconstruction at The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Medieval branch, between 1958 and 1961. The film combines archival footage of the apse shot in situ,

It has become a location for spectacular a capella concerts thanks to its acoustics, and now includes modern art installations. Here’s a video of the installation of Janet Cardiff’s The Forty Part Motet.

Sunday Palate Cleanser: Le Nozze di Figaro

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Sunday palate cleanser: Queen at Wembly

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Sunday palate cleanser: Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Ax

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

playing Beethoven’s Concerto For Piano, Violin, Cello & Orchestra Op.56

Sunday palate cleanser: Joe Cocker, 2013

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

at Lanxess Arena

Joe Cocker – vocals
Nick Milo – keyboards
Jack Bruno – drums
Gene Black – guitar
Oneida James-Rebeccu – bass
Herman Jackson – Hammond B3
Norberto Fimpel – sax, percussion
Nichelle Tillman, Laura Jane Jones – background vocals

Sunday palate cleanser: Jordi Savall plays Folies d’Espagne

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Savall brings to life the Medieval music repertoire.

Sunday Joe

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

An exquisitely civilizing moment: Sinatra and Jobim

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Read my article, An exquisitely civilizing moment: Sinatra and Jobim.

The Camp of the Saints counts down Sinatra.