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Archive for April, 2010

A Poetry Contest?

This particular lightning bolt did not strike me when I was a kid. Oh there was electricity in other things–painting, sculpture, music, novels–but not poetry. A year ago, I attended more…

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Week 4

In week 4 of our concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival we hear music by Beethoven, and a couple of unusual duets, too. Jennifer Frautschi, Giora Schmidt, Teng more…

Cameron Carpenter

Fastest feet in the west….

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday (again) and everybody’s getting into the act.

HOW TO TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye). Rhymed couplets are all the rage. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, more…

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – Week 3

Week 3 of our radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival features music of Béla Bartók and Carl Maria Von Weber. Violinist Benny Kim plays Bartók’s Sonata No. more…

Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life

“What I really enjoyed about this projectis reviving these people’s words,taking them off the dead, flat pages,bringing them to life, bringing them to light.” – Natalie Merchant – Those attending more…

Somali Radio Stations Halt Music

By MOHAMMED IBRAHIMPublished: April 13, 2010 MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 14 radio stations here in the capital stopped broadcasting music on Tuesday, heeding an ultimatum by an Islamist insurgent more…

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival – Week 2

You could say the second 2010 broadcast from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is all about the idea of songs without words, or how different composers express feelings, experience, more…

Opera scholar salvages long-lost Italian masterpieces

Opera scholar salvages long-lost Italian masterpieces Were it not for University of Chicago musicologist Philip Gossett, a long-forgotten opera titled Stiffelio might have been lost forever. Giuseppe Verdi wrote the more…

Welcome to the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Our 5th season of radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival begins with music by the Festival’s artistic director, Marc Neikrug. The work is called Green Torso, and more…