At digby’s must-read Hullabaloo blog, where he more often comments on political issues under the screen name tristero, composer Richard Einhorn informs readers that he has just completed his oratorio The Origin, based on the writings of scientist Charles Darwin; it will premiere next February at SUNY Oswego, with performing participants including Kitka, a remarkable eastern European female choir. This looks to be a première well worth the pilgrimage.
First. go read what Jamison Foser has to say about one of McCain’s de facto lead issues, namely complaining about the press…
… Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville was making recordings with the phonautograph. A century and a half later, scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory devised a way to play them back. Read the article here.
The Pacifica Quartet plays all five of Elliott Carter’s string quartets on one program , Lorin Maazel tackles Berio and Brahms, and not one but two reviews of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons.
The mystery begins. Hint: it involves a new partnership with some amazingly talented experts on information infrastructure. More soon…
With a little help from Avie Records‘ Simon Foster, remarkable producer Malcolm Bruno, and a few friends – including Anonymous 4 alumna Ruth Cunningham – New York Polyphony, a quartet of gentlemen who bring a highly individualistic sound and passionate musicality to a millennium of vocal music, have issued their first CD: a program of music for the festive season. You can order a copy here.
Full disclosure: I’m marketing advisor to Avie’s US distributor.