April 23, 2012 Comments Off on Where, in the US, do they (we) buy the most classical records?
Right here in River City, Stump Town, The Rose City, PDX, Puddle Town, Rip City.
Here is the full article, by Norman Lebrecht at Slipped Disc. I would summarize it in some artful way but I have some practicing to do. You’ll have to read it yourself, if you’re done practicing for today.
February 13, 2012 Comments Off on Who Says Classical Music Can’t Be Fun?
Here is conductor Joseph R. Olefirowicz conducting “What’s The Use?” from Bernstein’s Candide. Time was, a classical musician couldn’t be taken seriously if he or she wasn’t SERIOUS. Maestro Olefirowicz is not only entertaining to watch, his orchestra, at the Vienna Volksoper, is doing a wicked job of following his cues and being right in synch with the singers, both in time and spirit. More!