Repost from my other, soon to be defunct blog. Last night I continued my spring concert plans with Beethoven’s Mass in C Major preformed by the Worcester Chorus. I’ve never heard it before, though it felt familiar since I’ve sung Schubert’s Mass in C Major. What can I say, I didn’t like it. For the most part, […]
Charles Y. Harvey was back on top of the world. He had been asked to sculpt the bronze centerpiece of a fountain designed by none other than Charles Bacon, whose public monuments and private houses brought the glories of the classical world back to life as if the spirit of Phidias were alive and well […]
This week I had the good fortune to attend a free concert put on by the cute little undergrads at my current alma mater in which they sang Bach’s Wachet auf, ruf uns die Stimme. I usually like it when the conductor takes the time to explain the context of the work to be preformed – it makes me feel smarter […]
If you have ten minutes, listen to Reincarnations by American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981). The text is based on James Stephen’s translation of the Gaelic poems of Antoine O’Raifteri. These are songs where it really helps to listen to the words. Mary Hines She is the sky of the sun! She is the dart of love! […]
I had Badfinger’s Finding Out About You stuck in my head all day. I have fairly eclectic taste in music but I find when I get a song stuck in my head it is always 70’s rock. The 70s gave us a lot of great things, like me. And it gave us some great music, like Badfinger and The […]
The Virgin Mary socks the devil. She is obviously enjoying herself. The monk who painted this probably had a practical, good natured mother.