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  • dinner with french people
    going out to dinner with a french guy in Congo:"what red wine do you have?" he asks the waiterwell, there's a bordeaux..."bring me all of them, everything you have"the guy comes back with his arms full of 8 bottles which he presents on the table."a 2…
    - 11 Mar 17, 1:11pm -
  • mamiwata update
    so now the real story. it turns out i met someone who actually knows the french tourist who got taken by the mamiwata...according to him, the tourist got drunk, wandered away from camp at night and came back 2 days later.  "il était totalement déf…
    - 10 Mar 17, 1:08pm -
  • the mamiwata part II
    the true story of the mamiwata.three mondeles arrived at base camp, a lady, her ex-husband and another guy. the lady and husband accompanied by the guide go for a hike (the same one we did the next day, a gruelling trek up a mountain), leaving the th…
    - 9 Mar 17, 2:23pm -
  • the mamiwata part I

    the mamiwata part I

    so alicia wanted to celebrate her 37th birthday by spending the weekend outside of Brazzaville, in the Lesio-Louna reserve, a few hours drive away. but planning something in Congo isn't so easy, we had to repeatedly go to the park office at lunch tim…
    - 8 Mar 17, 2:18pm -
  • fine art kinshasa

    fine art kinshasa

    so on sunday it was so hot we went to the pool. felt pretty classy to be sipping a gin and tonic and then get a call from an artist i had met on the first night, asking if i wanted to come by his "atelier." well sure! he seemed to push a bit on the…
    - 4 Mar 17, 3:23pm -
  • the ride
    so one of the things with having a drone is you aren't really allowed to fly it anywhere.in DRC i know a guy who is the head of his local territory, and runs a little community forestry project. so i asked him if i could come and do some flights, mak…
    - 2 Mar 17, 1:38pm -
  • bienfait espoir, ça.

    bienfait espoir, ça.

    so one of the reasons i came to kinshasa was to do a web mapping training, where you make interactive maps for websites. the office kept asking for one and i kept saying no, the internet isn't good enough, it's going to be really frustrating, and the…
    - 25 Feb 17, 10:19pm -
  • jean claude beer man
    i was walking back from the office on my first day, trying to retrace my recalled steps from the morning, through a significantly different urban landscape drenched by rain. i recognized an intersection and took a road leading to mine, when a guy ope…
    - 23 Feb 17, 11:08am -
  • it's Rafa
    hey elvis, who is in charge of the internet here at the office?"c'est Rafa" (it's Rafa)ok, where is Rafa?"C'est Rafa" (it's Rafa)yes i know"no, his name is Cérafa"huh? oh!
    - 22 Feb 17, 8:17am -
  • Art is alive and well in DRC
    the night before my trip to Kinshasa we went to the Berlinale to see Felicité, a new congolese movie which won the silver bear. i have seen a lot of Congo movies, and they are mostly blurry jobs played at horrid loud volume on a tiny set behind the…
    - 21 Feb 17, 8:28am -
  • the thing with south africa

    the thing with south africa

    the thing with a lot of south africa is that you might not notice it right away, but soon you do - all the white people are well off and live in nice houses with high fences lined with barbed wire and go to vineyards and restaurants, while most of th…
    - 26 Oct 16, 3:45pm -
  • Cow herding for wives
    So we are working on this conservation agricultural project in zambia, and we see a lot of cattle ranchers, or cow herders or whatever. They have lots and lots of cows, huge herds they can barely control and get hit by cars (it's awful, trust me), an…
    - 29 Jun 16, 4:04pm -
  • Press 1 for English....

    Press 1 for English....

    This is for my uncle because all of his Gabon stories predate the telephone :) So we are setting up these cellphones for a project in Zambia and i had to call the mobile service company customer service. "Welcome to MTN! Press 1 for English.." And i…
    - 26 Jun 16, 4:01pm -
  • Myanmar: deep thoughts
    Ok so i didn't write much during my trip to Myanmar, as it turns out i was quite busy at the office and often working late, and by the time i would walk home trying not to get eaten alive by mosquitos, hiding out in a noodle shop until they passed, g…
    - 24 Apr 16, 3:32am -
  • asia speak
    one of the unfortunate things some people pick up here is asia speak. i'm not too proud of it, but i can't stop it and hey i'm not he only one. the asia speak is when you kind of asianify your phrases to make them understood. like i said, i'm not the…
    - 15 Mar 16, 1:54am -
  • the circle line

    the circle line

    So i had a friend from berlin visiting Yangon and we were on the usual downtown tour of tasty shan noodles, followed by weird stinky chinatown markets, ending with fancy toilets and drinks at the Strand Hotel (good to have contrasts) when it was 3:30…
    - 24 Feb 16, 12:01pm -
  • omg it's chinatown in yangon

    omg it's chinatown in yangon

    so the other day we went to the bogyoke market to feed my insatiable appetite for fabrics and baskets. carsten yawned and followed all bored but i told himhe should probably stay home and it's his fault he didn't. we found a post office. open on a…
    - 30 Jan 16, 7:40am -
  • what we eat

    what we eat

    so it's safe to say it's actually more expensive to cook at home than to eat out. mostly because you either get your vegetables at the supermarket, which is stupid expensive, or at the little market stands who have no qualms about ripping me off with…
    - 28 Jan 16, 7:23am -
  • a typical day at the office...
    so i'm in the office, where i sit on the second floor. instead of the air conditioner aimed right at my face i like to open the door to the sunny balcony, and see some of the happenings on the street below. the swaying Palm trees with birds, ladies w…
    - 26 Jan 16, 5:22am -
  • a little trip to Twantay

    a little trip to Twantay

    since we have so much time here in Yangon, we're not in that much of a hurry to see and do stuff. just as content to hang around the apartment and cook cabbage and any weird stuff i can pick up from the street vendors, which i've gotten really good a…
    - 23 Jan 16, 5:58am -
  • So i'm in Burma
    Yeah so i'm in Yangon, Myanmar for the next 4 months. Not too sure how i ended up here, and i think i'm still in a bit of culture (and weather!) shock. How to describe this place. It's a fascinating mess of old delapidated magnificent colonial archit…
    - 16 Jan 16, 8:51am -
  • Bangkok: so much food on these streets!

    Bangkok: so much food on these streets!

    i left our house in bangkok one morning to go to an early meeting. all along the way, people sitting outside their little row houses, you can often peek in and see a huge mess and folks sitting on the floor watching tv. so much tv. out front, old guy…
    - 11 Jan 16, 10:21am -
  • cambodian hospital.

    cambodian hospital.

    so yeah, cambodian hospital has now been officially checked off my bucket list.i wasn't feeling so well, had this nasty cough, which turned into a truly painful cramp on my side. not good. as i laid there sorrily in my lovely hotel bed, i grabbed my…
    - 17 Jun 15, 7:01pm -
  • chiefs

    chiefs

    we are working on some projects with some villages in another province. we invited two chiefs to our workshop. they told me they took a 28 hour ferry down the congo river and are now in the capital. they attend all our pre-workshop meetings with a tr…
    - 29 May 15, 10:27am -
  • unstoppable...
    I found it a bit odd when I called Taxi Papi about our dinner plans his wife Mimie kept answering his phone. And why isn't she at work? And he didn't offer to come pick me up? It's ok, I found another guy with a really nice Japanese car, Vincent. He'…
    - 27 May 15, 10:21am -

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  • Way Back Machine: I ran a marathon!

    Way Back Machine: I ran a marathon!

    Way back in 2003, I ran a marathon! Honest! I ran the Baltimore Marathon on Oct. 17, 2003, in 7 hours, 26 mins and 49 seconds.One of my friends posted this morning that she was watching the Baltimore Running Festival, and it threw me back 15 years to…
    - 21 Oct 18, 9:30pm -
  • Teachers - Mrs. Polnachek (4th grade)

    Teachers - Mrs. Polnachek (4th grade)

    Back in March this year, I started writing about teachers that had had an impact on me, because I had missed teacher appreciation day. I have decided to change the focus and, instead of just a list, I'm going write about these teachers individu…
    - 19 Dec 16, 7:00pm -
  • Back to the grind?
    Back in March this year, I started writing about teachers that had had an impact on me because I had missed teacher appreciation day -- but I never posted it. I saw the article when I came back here and I also realized that I've only written TWO POST…
    - 19 Dec 16, 5:32pm -
  • Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 8)

    Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 8)

    The viewing partyBefore I left for LA, my friends and I had already determined that there WOULD be a viewing party for my episode of Jeopardy. We had decided to have it at Nanny O’Brien’s because they had a back room with a huge TV that we could…
    - 11 Mar 16, 6:34pm -
  • Generations
    ​Notes from a few nights ago:Slightly surreal. I'm in a pizza place and they're playing Hotel California. TV just showed two guys voting for best basketball players of all time,and I agreed with the 40-somethings at the next table: Michael Jordan,…
    - 12 Feb 16, 1:40pm -
  • Happy Flag Day!

    Happy Flag Day!

    I have exactly one memory about Flag Day: Back in 1998, my mom came to MD/VA/DC to visit. She stayed with my sister in VA for most of the visit, but spent the last two nights with me in Bethesda. One day, we went down to the National Museum of Americ…
    - 14 Jun 15, 5:13pm -
  • Adventures in Laundry

    Adventures in Laundry

    I was supposed to do laundry last Sunday. I went to a baseball game instead.  Then I was supposed to do it Monday. I pawed through my closet to find an outfit to wear to work on Tuesday and then procrastinated instead.We’ll just skip to Friday…
    - 3 Oct 14, 3:49pm -
  • My Baseball Journey

    My Baseball Journey

    As you know, I grew up in Hong Kong. That means, among other things, that I did not grow up with baseball as a ubiquitous part of my life like most American kids. My parents are from Georgia so I did grow up hearing about baseball – it was “Brave…
    - 2 Oct 14, 7:45pm -
  • Home

    Home

    My friends and I have been discussing something in a Facebook thread, and I thought part of it would make a good blog post. With pictures! The conversation started with an article about how writing is a really healthy activity, fights depression, etc…
    - 19 Sep 14, 4:10pm -
  • Remembering Memorial Day

    Remembering Memorial Day

    I took this picture on Memorial Day, 2012, after listening to the Memorial Day concert and seeing President Obama placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Something I'm not sure people know is that every visitor to Arlington Cemetery tha…
    - 26 May 14, 1:36pm -
  • What happened to the weekend?
    I had all these plans this weekend of being sociable and having fun with my friends. I was supposed to go to two separate cook-outs to enjoy the beautiful weather while eating hamburgers and hot dogs, drinking beer, and joking, chatting, and just gen…
    - 25 May 14, 11:43pm -
  • Rainy Days and Tuesdays

    Rainy Days and Tuesdays

    My sister and niece are doing the "100 Days of Happiness", and I've been updating my "Jar of Happiness" file fairly regularly, but I thought I'd post here today instead.It's raining outside. Pouring. I mean, cats and dogs - which always confused me w…
    - 24 Apr 14, 8:11pm -
  • Age 25
    One of my friends did one of those meme thingies about an age. I decided to change it somewhat from the original. Instead of just listing facts, i thought it would be more fun to write an anecdote of my life at age 25. So... here it is!I made a momen…
    - 5 Apr 14, 5:16pm -
  • Noah, a review
    NOTE: possible spoilers. I'll try not to have them, but I can't guarantee that this will be spoiler-free! I saw the movie "Noah" yesterday and have been thinking about it a lot today. I'm not really a fan, mostly because I didn't think it was very we…
    - 30 Mar 14, 11:38pm -
  • Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 7) -- SPOILERS!

    Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 7) -- SPOILERS!

    The showI’ll be honest, I don’t remember a whole lot of the actual show!  I do remember loving the fact that I was playing against John and Larry, because they were the two guys I liked best out of the contestants and they were funny and excite…
    - 8 Jan 14, 5:36pm -
  • Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 6)

    Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 6)

    The Day of the Show!7:00am comes awfully early when you’re too excited to stand it! Cathy let me shower and get ready and then we went down for breakfast. I had to bring three changes of clothing (tops), just in case I win and have to do another e…
    - 7 Jan 14, 9:13pm -
  • Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 5)
    Trippin’January 6, 2013 - Sunday night: I drove over to Cathy and David’s house to spend the night before our trip to LA. I’m not really sure who was more excited, me or Cathy! We got up on Monday and David drove us to the airport. I think Cath…
    - 7 Jan 14, 9:08pm -
  • Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 4)
    With a little help from my friends (and family)And then I realized that I had just spent all of my money on airline tickets and I didn’t have any money for Christmas. I started freaking out again and wondering if I was doing the right thing. Shoul…
    - 7 Jan 14, 9:06pm -
  • Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 3)

    Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 3)

    Waiting in the PoolI was a basket case! My friends were hilarious and many of them were offering to sponsor me, because I found out that you have to pay your way to the show – and you don’t get any money until 90 days after the show AIRS. But, I…
    - 7 Jan 14, 9:02pm -
  • Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 2)
    AuditionsTo prepare for the auditions, they sent me a worksheet to fill out, including my information, but also five interesting anecdotes about me to be used in the interviews. The auditions were on a Monday and Tuesday, and they gave you a specifi…
    - 7 Jan 14, 8:56pm -
  • Adventures in Jeopardy (Part 1)
    The Jeopardy Online Test starts TONIGHT! So I thought I'd blog about my Jeopardy experience...You can’t win if you don’t tryI am a huge “Jeopardy!” game show fan. I’ve been watching for years and just love the whole concept of the show. …
    - 7 Jan 14, 8:52pm -
  • Top Ten Books

    Top Ten Books

    A thing going around Facebook right now asks you to post your top ten books, or at least the top ten books that come to mind immediately. My brain "immediately" listed about 40 books, so I pared the list down to just the ones that influenced my readi…
    - 16 Dec 13, 6:56pm -
  • Goooooood morning!
    I woke up at 5:30am today, and tossed and turned as I tried to go back to sleep. Last night’s Supernatural episode was great, Dean is such a tortured character, and that was probably what Jared meant in that interview that “Dean gets some action…
    - 20 Nov 13, 9:19pm -
  • It's that time of the decade again...
    It's been 10 years, so it's time for me to run another marathon!I did my first marathon in 2003 because my doctor told me to get some exercise. I had just turned 40 and thought it would be pretty cool to be "that old" and do a marathon. And then I e…
    - 15 May 13, 7:50pm -
  • Home

    Home

    A friend posted a picture on Facebook on Saturday, and it perfectly captured my "favoritest" place in the world, Laan Tau Mountain Camp. It looks like it was taken from the last part of the trail, and you can see the caretaker's hut on the left, th…
    - 4 Sep 12, 4:41pm -

Ion Arts

  • Briefly Noted: Björkestral Adaptation
    Björk's Vespertine: A Pop Album as an Opera, J. Yoon, A. Hashimoto, S. Oesch, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Hotel Pro Forma, M. Toogood(released on April 12, 2019)Oehms Classics OC978 | 77'51"When Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. won the Pulitzer Prize for Mus…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 5:00pm -
  • Dip Your Ears, No. 240 (Thibaut Garcia in Bach: The Little Guitar Recital That Should Have)

    Dip Your Ears, No. 240 (Thibaut Garcia in Bach: The Little Guitar Recital That Should Have)

    <!--IMG-->Bach InspirationsThibaut Garcia (+ Elsa Dreisig)Warner ClassicsWho said these #DipYourEars segments are recommendations? This one, for example, isn’t. Although it could have and should have been one! Thibaut Garcia’s album “Bach…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 2:30pm -
  • Sweet Jury Duty: Wrapping Up the Leopold Mozart Violin Competition

    Sweet Jury Duty: Wrapping Up the Leopold Mozart Violin Competition

    Augsburg, June 8, 2019, Leopold Mozart Violin Competition—After a week with five long days of trials, amounting to some 35 net hours of intense Mozart-, Paganini-, Bach-, and Mendelssohn-listening, the 10th Leopold Mozart Violin Competition is in t…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jun 19, 7:13pm -
  • Briefly Noted: Blomstedt's Mahler 9
    G. Mahler, Symphony No. 9, Bamberger Symphoniker, H. Blomstedt(released on June 21, 2019)Accentus Music ACC-30477 | 83'28"Herbert Blomstedt, who will turn 92 next month, remains not only active but supremely accomplished on the podium. He now serve…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jun 19, 4:22pm -
  • The Road to the Finals: The Leopold Mozart Competition

    The Road to the Finals: The Leopold Mozart Competition

    Leopold Mozart Competition, Round 2 (Semi Finals)Accompanists Hyun-Jung-Berger and Jose_Gallard are being poked in the ribs by jury-member Ulf Hölscher. Maybe The first cut from 24 participants at the Leopold Mozart Competition down to twelve sem…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 4:32pm -
  • Dip Your Ears, No. 239 / Ionarts CD of the Month (Pathétique Heroin)

    Dip Your Ears, No. 239 / Ionarts CD of the Month (Pathétique Heroin)

    <!--IMG-->P.I.Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6 - PathétiqueMusicAeternaSonySo over-the-top, so permanently electric, so much current running through it… so doubling down on anything Tchaikovsky may have even just insinuated… so extreme in going…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 2:30pm -
  • A Better Way of Judging Musicians? The Leopold Mozart Competition

    A Better Way of Judging Musicians? The Leopold Mozart Competition

    Leopold Mozart Competition, Round 1 Eleven hours of listening to thirteen young violinists giving their utmost – eight net hours of Paganini’s Caprice No.24, Mozart’s Rondo in C major, a Bach solo Sonata excerpt, and a newly composed work by…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Jun 19, 10:55pm -
  • Briefly Noted: Nyman for Viols
    M. Nyman, No Time in Eternity (inter alia) / H. Purcell, Airs, I. Davies, Fretwork(released on April 19, 2019)Signum Classics SIGCD586 | 67'51"One of the benefits of the historically informed performance movement has been the revival of instrument…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jun 19, 2:53pm -
  • Dip Your Ears, No. 238 (Franz Schmidt Rarities and Delights)

    Dip Your Ears, No. 238 (Franz Schmidt Rarities and Delights)

    <!--IMG-->Franz Schmidt, Variations on a Hussar’s Song, Piano Concerto, ChaconneDeutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Alexander Rumpf, Jasminka Stančul (piano)CapriccioFranz Schmidt is one of those “Surprised by Beauty” romantics o…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 2:30pm -
  • Briefly Noted: Gerhardt's Bach
    J. S. Bach, Solo Cello Suites, A. Gerhardt(released on March 29, 2019)Hyperion CDA68261 | 129'06"Alban Gerhardt's older recording of a Bach solo cello suite -- No. 5, released on the Oehms label -- seemed not quite ripe, as if the German cellist w…
    - 25 days ago, 25 May 19, 3:17pm -
  • Dip Your Ears, No. 237 (A Stickler for Clapping Along - Steve Reich)

    Dip Your Ears, No. 237 (A Stickler for Clapping Along - Steve Reich)

    <!--IMG-->Steve Reich,Sextet, Music for Pieces of Wood, Clapping MusicLondon Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble (hands)(LSO Live)Typical contemporary music recital: Only two or three people in the crowd, but before the chaps with wooden bloc…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 2:30pm -
  • On ClassicsToday: David Fray's Multiple-Keyboard Bach Concertos
    White Nougat: David Fray In Bach’s Multiple-Keyboard Concertosby Jens F. LaursonWhen Evgeni Koroliov & Co’s recording with the six multiple-keyboard concertos of Bach, performed on modern instruments, came out earlier this year, it became the im…
    - 30 days ago, 20 May 19, 12:30pm -
  • Briefly Noted: Coronation Music (CD of the Month)
    An English Coronation, 1902-1953, Gabrieli Consort, Roar, and Players, Chetham's Symphonic Brass Ensemble, S. R. Beale, R. Pierce, M. Martin, E. Slorach, P. McCreesh (released on May 3, 2019)Signum Classics SIGCD569 | 159'21"From this American's p…
    - 32 days ago, 18 May 19, 7:20pm -
  • Dip Your Ears, No. 236 (The Diaphanous Elegance of English Baroque)

    Dip Your Ears, No. 236 (The Diaphanous Elegance of English Baroque)

    <!--IMG-->H.Purcell, M.Locke, Orchestral WorksVox Orhcestra, Lornezo GhirlandaDHMOn this most recent disc of the youngish Vox Orchesta under Lorenzo Ghirlanda, two of the finest pre-Haendelian English baroque composers are combined in some of…
    - 35 days ago, 15 May 19, 2:30pm -
  • On ClassicsToday: Wilhelm Kempff's Schubert, neither Titanic nor Teutonic
    Kempff’s Schubert in Blu-ray Pure Audio: A Reference Revisitedby Jens F. LaursonSchubert—almost as much as Beethoven—had been a staple of pianist Wilhelm Kempff’s repertoire from the beginning to the end of his career, including his final pu…
    - 36 days ago, 14 May 19, 2:30pm -
  • On ClassicsToday: Vienna Philharmonic' Mahler's 8th at the Konzerthaus

    On ClassicsToday: Vienna Philharmonic' Mahler's 8th at the Konzerthaus

    Vienna Aroused: Mahler’s Eighth Still Does the TrickMay 12, 2019 by Jens F. LaursonVienna, May 11, 2019; Vienna Konzerthaus—Even in times of inflationary Mahler performances, a Mahler Eighth is something special. It was notable from the moment yo…
    - 37 days ago, 13 May 19, 9:18am -
  • Briefly Noted: Stanford Commemorates World War I
    C.V. Stanford, Mass 'Via victrix' / At the Abbey Gate, K. Howarth, J. Dandy, R. Bowen, G. Brynmor John, BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, A. Partington(released on May 3, 2019)Lyrita SRCD382 | 79'58"Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)…
    - 39 days ago, 12 May 19, 3:51am -
  • À mon chevet: Becoming
    À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.Over the course of the summer, the firm organized a series of events and outings for its associates, sending around sign-up sheets for anyone…
    - 39 days ago, 11 May 19, 3:15pm -
  • Dip Your Ears, No. 235 (A Very Classical Mix: Concilium Musicum Wien)

    Dip Your Ears, No. 235 (A Very Classical Mix: Concilium Musicum Wien)

    <!--IMG-->J.M.Haydn, W.A.Mozart, J.Haydn, Sy.#39, Cto. for Basset Clarinet K622, Sy.#101 (“The Clock”)Ernst Schlader (basset clarinet), Concilium musicum Wien, Paul AngererGramolaHaydn’s younger brother of Michael was no less an influence…
    - 42 days ago, 8 May 19, 2:30pm -
  • Briefly Noted: Mr. Handel's Dinner
    Handel (et al.), Concertos, Sonatas, Chaconnes, M. Steger, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel(released on May 17, 2019)Harmonia Mundi HMM902607 | 76'31"The last time recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger was in the area, he played with Les Violons du Roy i…
    - 46 days ago, 4 May 19, 9:33pm -
  • On ClassicsToday: Neave Trio Does Astor Piazzolla Proud
    Neave Trio Does Astor Piazzolla ProudReview by: Jens F. LaursonArtistic Quality: ?Sound Quality: ?The ungainly stiff shrink-wrap. The cheap jewel case. The cluttered Word-Press-level design job on the booklet. The unprofessional and unflattering p…
    - 48 days ago, 2 May 19, 1:00pm -
  • Dip Your Ears, No. 234 (Gergiev's Early Bruckner Maturing)

    Dip Your Ears, No. 234 (Gergiev's Early Bruckner Maturing)

    <!--IMG-->A.Bruckner, Symphony No.1Valery Gergiev, Munich PhilharmonicMPhil 0008Gergiev on ionartsMunich Phil on ionartsA.Bruckner on ionarts When Valery Gergiev came to Munich as the new music director of the Philharmonic, he mentioned tha…
    - 49 days ago, 1 May 19, 2:30pm -
  • On ClassicsToday: LSO Beethoven - Great Names, Pleasant But So-So Performances
    The Reasonably Splendid And The Ho-Hum in LSO-Beethovenby Jens F. LaursonMaria João Pires is a treasure, no question, and in Beethoven’s high-classical Second piano concerto it’s great to hear her make the most of what could be considered the w…
    - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 1:00pm -
  • On ClassicsToday: A Most Magnificent Lambkin!
    Stölzel: Good Enough for Bach, Definitely Good Enough for Usby Jens F. LaursonIf you’ve heard enough Beethoven and want to switch it up, there are Wilms, Raff, Cherubini, et al. If you’ve heard enough Brahms, there are composers of extraordinar…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 1:00pm -
  • Briefly Noted: No. 9, No. 9, No. 9...
    Monteverdi, Madrigals, Book 9 / Scherzi Musicali, Delitiæ Musicæ, M. Longhini(released on March 8, 2019)Naxos 8.555318 | 74'37"We noted the first part of Marco Longhini's complete recording of the madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi over a decade ag…
    - 53 days ago, 27 Apr 19, 8:48pm -

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