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Time for the latest installment in the occasional mash-up of SNLC with the occasional opera series begun by Demi Moaned, since poached by self. With that said, here's today's variation on the ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 06:20 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
After a longish hiatus, time to resume the occasional mash-up of SNLC with the Metropolitan Opera HD-cast series begun by DK'er Demi Moaned some time back. Thus today's variation on the usual start-...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 51 comments on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 05:30 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
"The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion." ~Nadia Boulanger I am going ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 06:56 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Cross-posted at The Daily Music Break . Visit to hear great music, regardless of era or genre. It must have been terrifying to be an artist in the Soviet Union during World War II. Classical ...
by cweinsch
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 05:57 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Following up on this diary a few weeks back, about the contract settlement at the Minnesota Orchestra between musicians and management, the musicians formally got back to business with the first ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 37 comments on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 06:00 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Cross-posted at The Daily Music Break . Visit to hear great music, regardless of era or genre. The beginning of Johannes Brahms' profile at Classical Archives puts him in very good company: ...
by cweinsch
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 05:46 AM PST with 3 Recommends
In all the understandable hubbub over federal budgets and a certain governor's bridge-mediated scandal this week, among other matters, you would easily be forgiven for not quite paying attention to ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 43 comments on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 06:00 PM PST with 14 Recommends
It's pretty scary to think that one can pretty must waste one's life watching stuff on a site with the initials YT, given the sheer volume of material there. And you can spend all that time with ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 05:00 PM PST with 9 Recommends
In a world of politics and politicking-- about never-ending Republican obstructionism, bridge hijinx, spying, drone warfare, relentless police brutality or the increasing stratification of mankind ...
by shanikka
Comment Count 67 comments on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 03:31 PM PST with 106 Recommends
Cross-posted at The Daily Music Break . Visit to hear great music, regardless of era or genre. This is from the Vienna's Philharmonic Orchestra's 2013 New Year's concert. I intended to post it ...
by cweinsch
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 06:50 AM PST with 6 Recommends
It's Friday! The kids are still out of school, which means I don't have my usual research and lesson planning to perform. I thought I'd give us all a break from Christmas carols and family so we can ...
by FloridaSNMOM
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 09:55 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Cross-posted at The Daily Music Break . Visit to hear great music, regardless of era or genre. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the giants. Classical Archives offers a long list of links with ...
by cweinsch
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 07:07 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Time for the latest installment, the last one in calendar year 2013, of the occasional mash-up of SNLC with the opera series originally begun by Demi Moaned, tied to the Metropolitan Opera's HD-...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 36 comments on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 04:35 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Next Friday will mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, born November 22, 1913, on St. Cecilia's Day, as it turns out, as St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music. That evening, in NYC,
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 05:40 PM PST with 7 Recommends
A moment of blissful peace in a wearisome world... Written by Thomas Tallis. Spem in Alium, has become well known recently, not least due to it's 'unfortunate' association with a mildly notorious ...
by Tailgunner30uk
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 04:05 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Several weeks back, I diaried here about the recent Metropolitan Opera production of Eugene Onegin , with a discussion of how the Russian legislation this year against "gay propaganda" was ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 46 comments on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 07:30 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Visit The Daily Music Break for great music, regardless of era or genre. Classical Net has details on the guy with the greatest first name in music history. For an instant, I thought it was a ...
by cweinsch
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 07:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Time for the 2nd mash-up this opera season between SNLC and the occasional opera series, begun by Demi Moaned and continued by self, following the HD-casts to movie theaters of Metropolitan Opera ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 72 comments on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Tomorrow is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, and tomorrow night The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with their musical director Riccardo Muti at the helm, will be performing Verdi's ...
by Via Chicago
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 12:18 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
It's that time of year again, time for a new season of mash-ups of SNLC with the occasional opera series, tied to the Metropolitan Opera HD-casts, originally begun by Demi Moaned. With that in mind,
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 61 comments on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 6 Recommends