Thursday, June 05, 2008

In Which Pan Cogito Offers A Prayer Of Thanksgiving After Yesterday's Huge Thunderstorm And Initial Deportation Hearing

Elaine Guregian "Orchestra salaries make top-10 lists in national survey; Cleveland conductor's $1.2 million is 7th highest; concertmaster, administrator also near top of charts" June 5, 2008


Pierre Boulez's Latest Interview -- and Musical Inspirations

Olivier Messiaen
Arnold Schoenberg
Alban Berg
Anton Webern
Arthur Honegger


In Depth [sic]:
BSO Performs World Premiere Orchestral Tribute to The Grateful Dead

"The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Jerry Garcia's birthday in psychedelic style with the world premiere of Lee Johnson's Dead Symphony No. 6 on August 1 at the Meyerhoff. Taking more than ten years to complete, this orchestral tribute is the first of its kind and a not-to-be-missed performance."


Image credit: (c) Drew McManus and 2008. All rights reserved. With thanks.


And Looking Forward To The Next Decade's Principal Conductors:


Blogger JW said...

BHO & HRC: I sincerely hope not! Besides, none of them seem particularly sensitive to great music.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Garth Trinkl said...

Study the score more closely, JW!

It's not HRC!!

And what are you doing in any available free time to help develop the classical music sensitivities of Barack Obama and John McCain?


PS. Last night my mother asked me for Barack Obama's address so that she could write him a letter asking him not to choose HRC. She felt some urgency to this, and hoped that I shared it.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Garth Trinkl said...

P.S. I will agree with you that American classical culture did generally suffer, in my opinion, during the Presidency of Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2000; and that HRC didn't seem any friend of classical music.

I [was/am not now] looking forward to the return of those degradations of classical musical values.

Thanks for your comment.


And hint: Think Finlandia!

8:52 AM  

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