Tag Archives: Classical Music

RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Composer, Musician & Beat Movement Pioneer David Amram

David Amram at the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, September 28, 2012. Photos by Jim Retherford / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio Podcast:Virtuoso composer, jazz musician & Keroauc collaborator David Amram By Thorne Webb Dreyer | The Rag Blog | … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Composer, Musician & Beat Movement Pioneer David Amram

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Marc Estrin : Mob ‘n Maul

Buddy Christ statue from the movie Dogma.MOB ‘N MAUL By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / December 30, 2010 We seem to be bombarded lately by “random acts of culture” both in the real world (if such a place … finish reading Marc Estrin : Mob ‘n Maul

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Marc Estrin : Music Hath Charms…

Music hath charms tosoothe the stinking breath By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / December 13, 2010 A recent revelation: rehearsing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, I was in the cello section mentally drooling over the carpet of harmonies we … finish reading Marc Estrin : Music Hath Charms…

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Terry Townsend : John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution

Trane photo used on jacket of The John Coltrane Quartet: Visit to Scandanavia. Image from Seattle Blogs.‘A force which is truly for good’:John Coltrane and the jazz revolution By Terry Townsend / October 7, 2010 “You can play a shoestring … finish reading Terry Townsend : John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution

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Marc Estrin : What’s a Jew to Do?

Photo from the USHMM / National Archives / About.com.What’s a Jew to do (with you)… By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / September 4, 2010 …you, in this case, being the arch-conservative Catholic composer, Anton Bruckner, next to Wagner, … finish reading Marc Estrin : What’s a Jew to Do?

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Marc Estrin : Night Dreams of Another Life

Photo by Eric Pouhier / Wikimedia.Listening to our local Leiermann:Night dreams of another life By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / May 31, 2010 Every now and then — and again last night — I am awakened at 3 … finish reading Marc Estrin : Night Dreams of Another Life

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Marc Estrin : Wagner — Oi!

The giants seize Freya. Illustration for Wagner’s Das Rheingold by Arthur Rackham (1910).WAGNER — OI! By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / May 24, 2010 I didn’t begin “getting into” Wagner till I was 30ish. Who had the time … finish reading Marc Estrin : Wagner — Oi!

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Marc Estrin : George’s Messiah

Happy Easter,But crucify him first By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / April 3, 2010 This morning, the cheery NPR voice announced that today was Good Friday — but not for the Catholic Church, which was reeling from you … finish reading Marc Estrin : George’s Messiah

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Marc Estrin : On Mozart and Auschwitz

THE WHITE DOT IN THE MIDDLE OF By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 5, 2010 The calendar offers up some provocative coincidences — provocative and tartly instructive. January 27th, for instance, has given us both Mozart’s birthday, … finish reading Marc Estrin : On Mozart and Auschwitz

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Marc Estrin : The Revolutionary Messages of Classical Music

Johannes Brahms by Lucian Tidorescu. Protest music:Radical themes of the great composers The Brahms Requiem is also movement music, unbearably beautiful, revealingly deep — like our afflicted lives. By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2010 In … finish reading Marc Estrin : The Revolutionary Messages of Classical Music

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