02. October 2016 · Comments Off on Just because it moves me so … · Categories: Choral, Poetry

The Wartburg Choir, “Prayer” by Morten Lauridsen, poem by Dana Gioia

If you want to see the poem again go here. I can’t post the poem here, as it breaks copyright law.

02. October 2016 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Berezovsky: Cast Me Not Off in the Time of Old Age
The Choir of Moscow Conservatory; Vladimir Gorbik, Conductor

02. October 2016 · Comments Off on Sir Neville Marriner 1924-2016 · Categories: Losses

The British conductor and violinist, Sir Neville Marriner, has died at the age of 92, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields says.
Sir Neville started his musical career with the London Symphony Orchestra.
He later established the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras.
Its chairman, Paul Aylieff, said Sir Neville’s artistic and recording legacy with orchestras and audiences worldwide was “immense”.
“He will be greatly missed by all who knew and worked with him and the academy will ensure it continues to be an excellent and fitting testament to Sir Neville,” Mr Aylieff added.
A statement from the academy said its founder had passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday.

I read it here.

This interview is from quite some time ago!

Here is a grammy tribute from a few years back:

02. October 2016 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Damijan Mocnik: Prosnja
National Taiwan University Chorus;Fang-Pei Tracy Lien

(This is a portion if Isaiah 63.)