My Christmas present to myself

It’s a great DVD of a large Russian babushka playing the piano and yes, I am that nerdy.

Haitink comments on Shostakovich 4th Sympnony

The Shostakovich 4th is one of my most favorite pieces perhaps due to the way I first heard it; performed by the Boston Symphony, me  a naive college student walking in completely unprepared. I walked out a different person.

This video is short. Make sure you listen to the end.

Musical Nourishment

Last  night was my return to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. I’ve heard James Levine conduct the Met Opera Orchestra, both in opera and in concert settings and have always been impressed. This was my first opportunity to see what he has been doing in Boston.

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