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RIP Sir Colin Davis

Apr 14, 2013
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I remember as yesterday my first substantial introduction to the art of Colin Davis. The cycle of Sibelius Symphonies he recorded with the Boston Symphony Orchestra was outstanding, enhanced further by the art work, drawn from the paintings of Edvard Munch. The music world reacted much as I had, declaring Sir Colin an authoritative interpreter of Sibelius. He came back to the cycle at least twice afterwards, making studio recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra and then a cycle of...

Red Back Press

Maria Schneider has emerged over the past several decades as one of our most original composers and arrangers for jazz orchestra. She studied music theory and composition at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1983, then earned a Masters of Music in 1985 from the Eastman School of Music, studying for one year as well at the University of Miami. Upon leaving Eastman, Gil Evans hired her as his apprentice arranger, and she collaborated with him for the next several years, producing...

Chris Eudaily/TPR

Update: (April 24 at 2:00 p.m.) We start the homestretch of Public Radio Music Month with an encore airing of The Five Browns Live in Boerne on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. On Sunday, April 28 at noon, David Mairs from the Mid Texas Symphony kicks off a day of guest DJs. Sunday's schedule: 12 p.m. David Mairs, Mid Texas Symphony 1 p.m. Mark Richter, Opera Piccola 2 p.m. Eileen Teves, KENS 5 Good Day SA 3 p.m. Ruth Moreland, Benissimo Music 4 p.m. Troy...

Ana Cervantes

Critics consider Ana Cervantes –daughter of a Nebraska (USA) mother and a Mexican father– “a physical, emotional performer, with extraordinary touch and mastery of tone and colour”; an artist of “commanding intensity,” “great interpretive qualities and enormous passion”. Her special ability to function as interlocutor between cultures, her charismatic stage presence and imaginative programming which embraces both contemporary and traditional repertoires, have earned her the accolade ...

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Irving Berli n is one of those who could easily have written a couple of songs, then retired to fame and great wealth. But like most highly creative people, his life was one of ceaseless creation, to the very end. Among his more than 900 songs are three which might be described as his Holiday Big Three: “God Bless America,” “White Christmas,” and “Easter Parade." As we celebrate Easter, let's sit back and take a moment to revel in the lyric and musical voice of an American original. This is...

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