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by IcedNote
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 29
Views: 418

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

My buddy said it well elsewhere: New Music People: This modernist piece sounds like noise to you because you need to educate yourself in the specific vocabulary of this type of music. Also New Music People: I don't really listen to hip hop, but I listened to Kendrick Lamar and I'm not hearing anythi...
by IcedNote
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????
Replies: 29
Views: 418

Re: 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music--Kendrick Lamar????

Modernistfan wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Does this work have any lasting value? I doubt it
People are going to be playing Kendrick's music for a long, long time. Sorry that they're not your people. :roll:

-G
by IcedNote
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New album released with a piece of mine -- listen!
Replies: 3
Views: 139

New album released with a piece of mine -- listen!

Well, even though I've stepped away from composing, I still have a few irons left in the fire. Here's the latest! This is my penultimate piece -- "Four Hypnoses (after Skip James)" for Duo Tandem (London/Chicago). They asked me to write a piece that responds to the music of Delta Blues legend Skip J...
by IcedNote
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brad Mehldau: After Bach
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Brad Mehldau: After Bach

He's performing selections live in Paris right now:

https://live.philharmoniedeparis.fr/con ... -bach.html

-G
by IcedNote
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Musical Structure as part of the listening/appreciation paradigm
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: Musical Structure as part of the listening/appreciation paradigm

It no longer surprises me, but it used to, that so many people like or dislike a piece of music when, from what they say about it, they haven't really listened to it at all, not attentively enough to hear what's going on in it. Maybe that's part of music's appeal, that it can get to the inattentive...
by IcedNote
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Met Fires Levine
Replies: 38
Views: 2051

Re: Met Fires Levine

What a ___________. :roll: :roll: :roll: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-james-levine.html James Levine, Fired Over Abuse Allegations, Sues the Met Opera The conductor James Levine sued the Metropolitan Opera for breach of contract and defamation on Thursday, three d...
by IcedNote
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Ivan Davis RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Ivan Davis RIP

Ah, that's too bad. I spoke with him a few times when I was a student at UM. Nice fellow, and very gifted pianist.

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brad Mehldau: After Bach
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Brad Mehldau: After Bach

Nice! Don't know the James album -- is this it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN0T4SaISYY



-G
by IcedNote
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brad Mehldau: After Bach
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Brad Mehldau: After Bach

So the superb jazz pianist Brad Mehldau just released a new solo album, "After Bach." The album comprises the pianist/composer's recordings of four preludes and one fugue from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an “After Bach” piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. A...
by IcedNote
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best Buy and Target bail on CD audio
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: Best Buy and Target bail on CD audio

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Nothing will "replace" the CD for classical music consumers, who have golden ears and demand the ultimate in sound quality that's provided by CDs. Careful, good sir! Digital downloads can/do/will-continue-to match and, indeed, surpass CD audio quality. It'...
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Anyone know this composer and/or work?
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Anyone know this composer and/or work?

He is a god in the choral world. Like....untouchable. His influence on the modern choral sound is incalculable.

-G
by IcedNote
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: 'Chef of the century' dead at 91

lennygoran wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:24 pm
John this surprises me--we never had a problem with the wines offered-aamof the wine prices were fairly priced and satisfied us-at restaurants we shy away from the pricier wines. Regards, Len
Len, you're a wine guy!? That's that -- we'll be meeting at a wine bar. 8)

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

John F wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:13 pm

Every Monday from 4:30 to about 8pm, except when the library is closed for a holiday, and every Friday from 3:30 to 6pm.
Ah, great! It'll be easy to catch you in a couple of weeks after I move.

-G
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Wow that's wonderful-we'll be back in NYC in March and April and maybe we could link up sometime. In Feb we're heading down to Florida-we've had enough of this winter for awhile-here's how our garden looked 2 days ago. Regards, Len :( Yikes! Yeah, the latest snow storm wasn't much fun. But it's bea...
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Good for you! If you come to the performing arts library at Lincoln Center tomorrow after 3:30, next to the Met, you'll find me at the Welcome Desk just inside the main entrance - and you'll also find remarkable exhibitions about Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, and recorded sound preservation ...
by IcedNote
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Alright, just got an apartment within walking distance to Lincoln Center, etc.! Let me know if any of y'all want to grab a pre-show drink or something. :D

-G
by IcedNote
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Verizon cell service - lots of problems!
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Verizon cell service - lots of problems!

I've had Verizon as my cell carrier for years. Never a problem when I lived in CA. However, during these first few weeks in NYC, I've noticed that I'm often only getting one bar of service, especially in my office building (no bueno). I'd actually been warned that Verizon isn't very good in NYC, and...
by IcedNote
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Haha, yeah. Thankfully (?) I grew up in Detroit and the rest of my family now lives in Chicago, so I at least know what to expect. But that doesn't mean I need to like them! :P

-G
by IcedNote
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Thanks, y'all. I'm itching to get there and to get the proverbial ball rollin'. And I can hardly imagine a better next step for my life/relationship/career/etc. Feeling like the stars aligned a bit. :D

Now...about these winters...I already miss California. :cry: :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Well, it's finally happened! I'm the new Associate Director of Annual Fund Programs at Columbia University! Woohoo! Still working out a start date, but it's possible that I'll be moving to NYC this month. Looking forward to the next meetup. 8)

-G
by IcedNote
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 6440

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

I have to admit that it's much more difficult for me to make allowances for Levine than it is for, say, Wagner or Karajan. I wonder if this is strictly because he's contemporaneous...or if there's something else going on in my head. Have to think more about it...but I can't imagine I'm the only one....
by IcedNote
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 6440

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

JohnF wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:58 pm
I have to wonder why the alleged victim waited some thirty years before bringing this to the attention of the Illinois police, and why he finally did so last year.
A victim of sexual abuse as a child? By a powerful man? It's a miracle he came forward at all.

-G
by IcedNote
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 6440

Re: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

The Met admits they knew about it last year and chose to do nothing until the media picked it up. Met officials acknowledged they had been aware of the police report since last year, but said that Mr. Levine had denied the accusation and that they had heard nothing further from the police. They deci...
by IcedNote
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue
Replies: 99
Views: 6440

Levine finally getting shamed, decades overdue

I've heard these rumors for a long, long time. Glad to see the truth is finally coming to light. https://nypost.com/2017/12/02/legendary-opera-conductor-molested-teen-for-years-police-report/ Legendary Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine molested an Illinois teenager from the time he was 15 ye...
by IcedNote
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Michael Tilson Thomas Will Leave San Francisco Symphony
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Michael Tilson Thomas Will Leave San Francisco Symphony

I'm very curious to see how the SFS will shape itself moving forward. I'd heard he was stepping down months ago, and there's a *lot* of upheaval within the symphony's staff. Hope they right the ship quickly.

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A wonderful discovery
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: A wonderful discovery

I've always loved his piano pieces and chamber music. And for a time in undergrad he was my favorite composer. :D There's just something so....delightful about his pieces, if not always profound. Long live Felix!

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 2506

Re: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll

Also, for what it's worth, I worked at Oakland Symphony when we did a *very* similar survey, and our results were virtually identical to those listed above.

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 2506

Re: Barriers to accessing classical music — UK Poll

The future of classical music will be fine'n'dandy until uber-wealthy old people stop giving millions and millions of dollars to our orchestras, opera companies, etc. THEY are the ones who truly matter. Think a problem for your local orchestra is that it can't sell enough tickets? Pffft....insignifi...
by IcedNote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Even if you work in Manhattan, you don't need to live there. I've lived in Brooklyn for 45 years and always relied on the subway to get me to work. Mostly it's been no problem. Yeah, from what I understand, Brooklyn and Queens have some convenient locations, so we'll look into them. The ladyfriend ...
by IcedNote
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Re: Moving to NYC...!

Congratulations-can you weed-tell the difference between a weed and a valuable plant! :lol: Seriously how wonderful-any idea what part of NYC you're moving to. Best wishes! Regards, Len :D Yeah, 98% certain going to end up in Manhattan. Almost all nonprofits are based there, and my ladyfriend is an...
by IcedNote
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Moving to NYC...!
Replies: 38
Views: 3862

Moving to NYC...!

Well, big changes happening out here! Not only have I quit composing this year, but I've also decided to quit my job and move to NYC. I've been itching to do something drastic for a while now, and everything came together for me to get a fresh start. I mean...how often does that opportunity actually...
by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glorious pieces of music
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Glorious pieces of music

by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Glorious pieces of music
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Glorious pieces of music



That performance specifically.

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"
Replies: 22
Views: 3286

Kissin is "world's most acclaimed classical pianist"

https://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21724792-his-first-solo-recording-decade-shows-how-his-playing-has-matured-evgeny-kissin EVGENY KISSIN has written an autobiography. He has also married a childhood friend and is about to release his first recording for a decade. A European tour will fil...
by IcedNote
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Naxos Music Library access (130,000+ CDs) free with IMSLP $22/yr subscription
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Naxos Music Library access (130,000+ CDs) free with IMSLP $22/yr subscription

Yeah, I signed up for this last year...and haven't logged in once to do any listening. :lol: Mainly did it to support IMSLP since it's such a fantastic resource.

-G
by IcedNote
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Guitar Foundation of America Competition: Live Streaming
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Guitar Foundation of America Competition: Live Streaming

In case you want to hear some of the world's best guitarists, you can watch all the rounds streamed live at the Guitar Foundation of American's Facebook page. This is a major, major competition in the classical guitar world. Right now it's the preliminaries, Day 2. https://www.facebook.com/guitarfou...
by IcedNote
Tue May 30, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Steven Isserlis, cello: Complete RCA Recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Steven Isserlis, cello: Complete RCA Recordings

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra brought him in for a concert while I worked there, and his take on the CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A was absolutely spellbinding. One of my favorite memories from working there.

-G
by IcedNote
Fri May 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What is wrong with this?
Replies: 18
Views: 2433

Re: What is wrong with this?

This elementary fact has been lost to history and even many of the most prestigious schools don't pass on this essential knowledge to composers in America, leaving them to fend for themselves. Gotta correct you here....kindly, of course. :D We composers talk about this kind of thing a lot, both in ...
by IcedNote
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

St Matthew Passion...I guess... :roll:

Full performance video available here:

http://concert.arte.tv/fr/bach-la-passi ... astellucci

Here's a still...

Image

-G
by IcedNote
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Du Yun wins 2017 Pulitzer for music
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Du Yun wins 2017 Pulitzer for music

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/what-du-yuns-pulitzer-win-means-for-women-in-classical-music “OH YASSSSS!!!” the composer Alexandra Gardner tweeted on Monday afternoon, voicing a sentiment shared in the more progressive precincts of the classical-music world. The Pulitzer Prize for Mus...
by IcedNote
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Du Yun wins 2017 Pulitzer for music
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Du Yun wins 2017 Pulitzer for music

We're all very, very happy for her. Well deserved.

Worth noting that the other two finalists were Kate Soper and Ashley Fure. Yup, all women. The community is hyped.

-G
by IcedNote
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: John Adams Gospel Carnegie Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: John Adams Gospel Carnegie Hall

I actually ran into John on the street a few weeks ago before the SF Symphony was going to give the piece a go, and we talked for 10 minutes or so. (We'd met before as I'm friends with his son, a successful composer in his own right.) He'd just returned from a run of the same piece with the Berlin P...
by IcedNote
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 15
Views: 2697

Re: Where is everybody?

I'm still fighting Liszt and not much else. :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Milton & [Classical] Music
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Milton & [Classical] Music

Came across this essay and thought it'd be of interest to many of you. Yes, it's about the poetry of Milton, but it's specifically about classical (little "c") music's influence on him/it. http://www.fermentmagazine.org/essays/Milton.html (Not worth copying/pasting because there's a lot of formattin...
by IcedNote
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Fully Restored Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Fully Restored Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina



I'd certainly never seen something like this! Haha. Pretty cool...in that "what the hell..." kind of way. :mrgreen:

-G
by IcedNote
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG's improved software!
Replies: 21
Views: 3065

Re: CMG's improved software!

I like it! Now it looks like we're in 2005 instead of 1995. Definite improvement! :mrgreen:

But seriously, no problems finding my way around. Thanks, Lance!

-G
by IcedNote
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: ALL-DURUFLÉ PROGRAM
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: ALL-DURUFLÉ PROGRAM

The Durufle Requiem is absolutely fantastic. Highly suggest you give it a listen. Some say it's "as though Debussy wrote a requiem." While not entirely accurate, there's a little substance in that observation. C'est tres francaise. :D And this is a perennial favorite of choirs for any number of type...
by IcedNote
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brahms: Musical Conservative?
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: Brahms: Musical Conservative?

Two things: 1) I think you're hitting upon something that I really admire in Brahms -- you can be listening and everything seems status quo and totally ordinary, but when you look at the score you realize he's doing some serious harmonic sleight-of-hand (often even at a higher structural level). 2) ...