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The last several weeks have been unexpectedly hectic for me... so while I work on finishing my next substantive diary entry, let's take this feature back ...
by DaMadFiddler
Comment Count 47 comments on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 05:49 AM PST with 41 Recommends
I'd like to thank Dumbo for giving me another opportunity to fill in as a guest blogger in the Thursday Classical Music series. After the events of last week, I felt that it was time to offer up a ...
by lone1c
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 09:59 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
We have been treated to glorious music for almost a year on Thursday nights. Here is an example of the music that has washed over our souls:
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 113 comments on Fri Jul 22, 2011 at 06:15 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
In two previous diaries, I have started to discuss the evolution of the orchestra where we go from just a few random people playing together to this:
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:14 PM PST with 32 Recommends
Just so we all know who Camille Saint-Saens is, he's the guy who composed this. And you didn't. The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saens. Cello: Mischa Maisky. Introduced ...
by Dumbo
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 09:07 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
and he's my son, so let me be proud for a minute, okay? My 11 year old was sitting in his 6th grade orchestra class when his teacher's violin fell and broke. She was in tears. She was living on a ...
by dhonig
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 12:32 PM PST with 25 Recommends
Last week I began discussing the evolution of the orchestra from just a few instruments playing together to this:
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 06:20 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Over the New Year holiday, I was privileged to be part of a Community Orchestra that was invited to perform a series of New Years concerts in China. We were invited by the International Confucius ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun May 16, 2010 at 06:58 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Coming back to DK after a few years of mostly mobile front-page browsing (and I'll admit, my posts spike, ahem, every four years), I've been struck by the great classical music community here (...
by HowieBeale
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 02:06 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
This past Sunday, the Grammy Awards took place. One of the "side" categories is, as you might expect, classical, with one modest bit of coverage on the Grammy Awards' site here . Given that ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST with 14 Recommends
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 06:43 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Tonight's FNatM is by chingchongchinaman. Cinemaphiles and Alfred Hitchcock fans have been commemorating the 50th anniversary this year of the release of the 1960 horror and suspense ...
by Friday Night at the Movies
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 05:08 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Many of you probably know about, or are perhaps even part of, couples who work at the same business. You may also know about couples who work in the same group or department at said business. ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat May 24, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Some of you may use Google Translator in your work, or leisure time activity. This opener actually only becomes relevant at the end of this SNLC (preening bait-&-switch loser, that 3CM - hmph). I ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 61 comments on Sat Mar 13, 2010 at 04:05 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Perhaps the closest thing that the rarified world of classical music has to sports is an orchestra's search for a new music director, or in Europe, a new principal conductor. Much speculation ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 70 comments on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:45 PM PST with 5 Recommends
There's been quite a to-do here about music, the arts, and funding. It all started in good faith and good spirits, with everybody joyous about the brilliant protest in St. Louis. There are two great ...
by dhonig
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
I think I will taks Sundays, and post a few musical numbers, some serious, some with a message, some just cause I like them. Today's will be a bit longer than the upcoming ones, but who's counting.
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 09:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend