NSO’s A Hero’s Life

30th Anniversary Season Opener, featuring Leonidas Kavakos Well, I’m a bit late in coming with this. The concert was almost a week ago, and came at the end of an extremely long day (and weekend, involving a national holiday, two typhoons, a … Continue reading NSO’s A Hero’s Life

100 pieces of music and filling in the gaps

This post was going to be some really detailed information about the cadenza for Thursday’s centennial piece, but then I decided I didn’t know enough about it, and that I’d like to leave Thursday’s centennial piece as it is.It was then going to be some reflections on the idea of the centennial itself, and then I thought that’s a bit silly. I’ve already had some “reflect on milestone” posts, and I’m getting the idea I’m the only one reading this thing anyway.Then I thought about not thinking about what it’s going to be about, and here we are.I’ve been doing … Continue reading 100 pieces of music and filling in the gaps

Post number 200!

If you haven’t noticed, I enjoy milestones, even the insignificant ones. We’ve had a few anniversaries here, like the 50th piece I shared, the one-year anniversary (for which was written the About Me post, the one-year-anniversary music post, and the reminiscing post, and we are coming up on the 100th music post, but for now, this is the 200th post in the blog’s history. We’ve had Thoughts posts, resources, the On This Day series, which is soon going to get shaken up a bit, the German(ic) Symphonies Series, which was extremely exciting, as well as concert reviews. There’s also been … Continue reading Post number 200!

It’s been a year!

I started this a year ago, first on Tumblr (old site), and migrated to our current location, and had the deluded belief that I could listen through about a piece a day and “get” it. I’d listen multiple times and think I could write something intelligent on it. Looking back, that was definitely not the case, and there are at least 15 or more posts that I will be revisiting. I’ll keep the original write-ups for nostalgia, but want to do those pieces justice like I couldn’t before. Myaskovsky 2 and Bruckner 6 and Nielsen 2 come to mind (won’t … Continue reading It’s been a year!