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Archive for July, 2009

Curbing A Producer’s Carpal Tunnel

Before I ever thought about producing radio programs for a living, I’ve been playing the drums. I’ve heard horror stories of these cats that just couldn’t play anymore because their more…

Grant Park Music Festival

The city was out last Wednesday night enjoying the balmy evening. The people were picnicking under the ‘The Bean’ with French Dances and Fairytale music drifting over from the Grant more…

Santa Fe & the Cutting Room Floor

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival series is up and airing from Chicago to New Zealand. Listen Sunday nites at 8p CST on 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com. My production blog at more…

Attack of the JumboTrons

Noel 1 I adore Mahler. But, I don’t really get Das Lied. Hopefully this will be the night. Noel 2 It’s a very complex piece. You almost have to study more…

Artheme Swallows his Clarinet

This in today from Arts Journal’s daily e-newsletter… Artheme Swallows his Clarinet, a brief, silent, French film made in 1912, is both surreal and amusing. It is a clever French more…

Brahms Violin Concerto Manuscript

Another treasure of the Library of Congress…they (or we the American citizenry) own the autograph manuscript of the Brahms Violin Concerto. You can see that Brahms labored over this piece, more…

Frederick the Great flute

Did you happen to catch the flute piece by Frederick the Great today during Lisa Flynn’s show? It just so happens the Library of Congress has one of the King more…

Return of the Game Show

On Saturday, August 1st, our WFMT Game Show “La Triviata” will make a return appearance. We’re calling it “La Triviata 2.0,” and it will be aired from 10 to 11 more…

NYTimes: Isaac Stern’s Great Leap Forward Reverberates

Pilfered with good will and respect. NYT is a great newspaper. Visit their web site for comprehensive news and terrific arts coverage such as the article below… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ more…

Met Opera, stagehands strike deal

Pilfered with respect and gratitude from variety.com. Article posted to Variety.com on Tue., Jun. 30, 2009, 7:03pm PT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Salary increase postponed for union By GORDON COX The more…