Archive for the 'Music' Category

For Holocaust Rembrance Day

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Click Here to View:  600 Holocaust Survivors and their Families sing at Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem.

Recalling Pete Seeger’s Controversial Performance on the Smothers Brothers Show 50 Years Ago

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Click Here to Read:   Recalling Pete Seeger’s Controversial Performance on the Smothers Brothers Show 50 Years Ago by Peter Dreier on The American Prospect Website on February 28, 2018.

“A world without nations”—On the death of German jazz guitarist Coco Schumann

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Click Here to Read:   “A world without nations”—On the death of German jazz guitarist Coco Schumann By Bernd Reinhardt on The World Socialist Web Site on March 2, 2018.

Coco Schumann. Photo by Emilio Esbardo.

Bill Frisell: A Portrait—an intimate documentary about a unique guitarist

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Click Here to Read: Bill Frisell: A Portrait—an intimate documentary about a unique guitarist By Richard Phillips on the World Socialist Website on February 23, 2018.

Photo by Knuand.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The Psychoanalysis and Death of George Gershwin

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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Click Here to Read:  The Psychoanalysis and Death of George Gershwin: An American Tragedy by Mark Leffert. 

George Gershwin

Dover Quartet recital offers unusual program, including works by “forgotten composers” Viktor Ullmann and Szymon Laks

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Dover Quartet recital offers unusual program, including works by “forgotten composers” Viktor Ullmann and Szymon Laks By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Web Site on December 18, 2017.

Theresienstadt concentration camp.  Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017), one of opera’s greatest baritones

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017), one of opera’s greatest baritones By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Web Site on December 11, 2017.

Serge Serebro, Vitebsk Popular News. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

A Yiddish Liederabend – An Evening of Yiddish Song at YIVO

Friday, December 8th, 2017

6:30 PM
A Yiddish Liederabend – An Evening of Yiddish Song
Presented by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Concert
Hear an elegant, nostalgic program devoted to treasures of Yiddish song and the poetry that inspired this musical expression in all its variety of style. The concert begins at 7:30pm; Neil W. Levin delivers the pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm on the development of the Yiddish lieder tradition and its literary basis.
Tickets: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at https://yivo.org/Liederabend or 917-606-8290
Link: http://programs.cjh.org/event/a-yiddish-liederabend-2017-12-13

Turmoil of the Heart: Lyricism and Drama in Music by Schubert and Brahms at CJH

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Thursday, December 7
7:30 pm
Turmoil of the Heart: Lyricism and Drama in Music by Schubert and Brahms
Presented by Center for Jewish History. Made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
Concert
Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performs Schubert’s “Violin and Piano Duo Sonata,” Opus 162, D. 574, Brahms’ “Viola Sonata,” Opus 120, and Brahms’ “Piano Quartet,” Opus 25.
Tickets: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors, students
Click Here To Register
Images: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

 

Jim Hall: December 4, 1930 to December 10, 2013

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Click Here to View:   Bimini – Power of Three with Jim Hall on YouTube.

Click Here to View: Jim Hall: “My Funny Valentine”  on YouTube,

Click Here to View: Jim Hall Quartet – Beija Flor on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo with Jim Hall Sextet on YouTube. (more…)

A Surrealist Satire by Luis Buñuel Becomes a Grim Opera

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  A Surrealist Satire by Luis Buñuel Becomes a Grim Opera: The Metropolitan Opera’s lone contemporary production this season is an adaptation of Buñuel’s 1962 film about the Spanish aristocracy, The Exterminating Angel by John Sherer on the HyperAllergic website on November 5, 2017.

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory—A heartfelt tribute to three bluesmen

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Click, Here to Read: Sidemen: Long Road to Glory—A heartfelt tribute to three bluesmen By James Brewer on the World Socialist Web Site on September 21, 2017.
21 September 2017.

Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin and Willie Smith

A Foe of Facts: Fritz Kreisler and His Vivid Imagination

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Click Here to Read: A Foe of Facts: Fritz Kreisler and His Vivid Imagination by Paul Stein on the Violinist.com website on September 13, 2017,

Happy Birthday Louis Armstrong!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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Click Here to Read: Louis Armstrong (Alternate) Birthday Broadcast on the WKCR website on Friday, August 4, 2017 (All Day).

Click Here to Read: Second Satchmo Birthday Broadcast on the WKCR website on Tue, 4 Aug 2015 (All day).

Click Here to Read: His Renaissance on Record on this website.

Click Here to Read: Louis Armstrong on Wikipedia. (more…)

Take it from an old friend, Bob, you just gotta see this

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017


Click Here to Read:
Take it from an old friend, Bob, you just gotta see this by Paul Levy on his Plain English blog on the Arts Journal website on August 1, 2017.

photo Manuel Harlan

Joni Mitchell on Therapy and the Creative Mind

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Joni Mitchell on Therapy and the Creative Mind: “An artist needs a certain amount of turmoil and confusion.” by Maria Popova on the Brain Pickings website.

American Epic: A three-part documentary about early “roots music”

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  American Epic: A three-part documentary about early “roots music”: The Carter Family, Mississippi John Hurt, Lydia Mendoza, Joseph Kekuku and more … By Matthew Brennan on the World Socialist Web Site on July 11, 2017.

The Carter Family in 1927

The Storm Clouds Behind Louis Armstrong’s Smile

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Storm Clouds Behind Louis Armstrong’s Smile: The Fourth of July is a time to remember the great jazzman’s quiet defiance by Jason Eisner on the HyperAllergic website on June 30, 2017.

Jason Eisner, ‘in plain sight’ (2017), collage, ink on paper, 11 x 13 inches

Movie Monday: The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith: A film about music, photography and the postwar world By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on June 27, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith’ By Glenn Kenny in The New York Times on September 22, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene SmithWNYC Documentar Official Trailer by FilmBuff on YouTube.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith’: DOC NYC Review by John DeFore on the Hollywood Reporter website on November 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Other Posts on Movies Monday on this website.

The Rust-Belt Country House Opera that Pleases All the Senses

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Rust-Belt Country House Opera that Pleases All the Senses by Paul Levy on his Plain English Column on the Arts Journal website on June 23, 2017.

PELLEAS ET MÉLISANDE by Debussy;Garsington Opera at Wormsley;14 June 2017;Mélisande- Andrea Carroll;Conductor – Jac van Steen;Director – Michael Boyd;Designer – Tom Piper;Lighting Designer – Malcolm Rippeth;Movement director – Liz Ranken;Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL