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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Auspicious Beginnings

Summer winds down, the hiatus ends, and its back to composing, teaching, writing, reading and of course blogging. And what better way to start the coming year than with a nice mention by one Alex Ross on the New Yorker's Web site.

I loved Alex's article on fictional composers (being one myself from time to time, as he mentions) and wish I could offer a link, but as its for subscribers only, you'll just have to pick up a copy of this weeks New Yorker or subscribe to read it. Wholly and completely worth it!

Sometime soon, I'll blog about this summer, some cool concerts (Costello and Cohen for starters) some excellent books (Inherent Vice) and a whole heap of Steve Erickson) some upcoming events and some thoughts, but for now I leave you join me in the basking of a Ross namecheck.


Anonymous Kate Mayer said...

After reading your blog for a while now, I was wondering if you have heard of the Lithuanian Pianist, Rudolph Budginas, whose amazing performance I recently saw in California. He is currently touring the US, and is playing at many local high schools to bring musical awareness and interest to the students. He incorporates his classical training, his own jazz arrangements and sense of humor to connect with the audience. He explains musical lines from Lizt’s "Hungarian Rhapsody" and Johnny Cash's "Walk The Line". He also jazzes up pieces like Claire de Lune and Moonlight Sonata as a soloist and with a jazz accompaniment. To see video clips of Budginas performing go to http://tiny.cc/djJ57and http://tiny.cc/gpKLU, and for a complete tour schedule for interested readers, you can go to www.rudolfpiano.com.

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