Click here for a great Slate article, make sure you read to the end. For those of you in a hurry, here is the last paragraph which could have come from my own brain: To be sure, Steinways are tremendous instruments and have earned their glory. But should any one brand be that dominant? […]
Musical Nourishment – Chicago
My idea of cultural mecca is the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. It’s has a spectacular old world lobby and is just steps away from the Art Institute and Symphony Hall. I took advantage of it’s proximity to the latter tonight and attended a performance (under Bernard Haitink) of Webern Im Sommerwind, Mahler Ruckert Lieder […]
I’m not trying to reach the converted.
I’m trying to reach the others, the ones who haven’t discovered their personal connection with classical (serious) music. Is it possible that my deliberate choice of the previous words might offend some people? Hopefully, because my point is; how can you question whether or not a higher power exists after one has experienced Beethoven, Brahms, […]