Friday, April 01, 2011

Friday Miscellaney: Around the Blogosphere

Kenneth Woods has a multi-part series on the top 20 conductors, challenging the silly BBC Music Magazine poll. Read part 1, part 2, part 3, and the compose-conductor posting; presumably part 4 will be forthcoming. You'll want to take the time to watch those videos, too....Matthew Guerrieri wrote a post touching on Justin Davidson's New York Magazine article on the new New York School of composers and on why he is no longer trying to make it as a professional composers - and also on Hegel....Patrick Vaz had a few things to say, all worth reading, about The Rape of Lucretia and Albert Herring in the Castleton Opera stagings done at Cal Performances last week.....So did SF Mike, who was not pleased by Maazel's conducting; Mike also has a great posting up about Britten; the story about Britten's desire to study with Berg and how he was thwarted made me want to cry....and all in all I'm glad I went to Los Angeles.

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