Archive for the 'Music' Category

Art Song On the Couch: Lieder in Freud’s Vienna

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Art Song On the Couch: Lieder in Freud’s Vienna
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8 pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center (129 W. 67th, NYC)
Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on a new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss’s Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare’s heroine into the analyst’s office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Music by Wolf, Mahler, Schoenberg, Strauss, and others. (more…)

Mozart and Freud Visit New York City with CFS

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Save the Date! MOZART and FREUD VISIT NEW YORK CITY
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm, Collation to follow

This one act play, written by Julie Jaffee Nagel is a conversation between Mozart and Freud discussing Freud’s disclaimers about music and Mozart’s counterclaim that he could only express himself through music. These two icons engage in a lively discussion about their feelings regarding music and psychoanalysis. Specifically we learn about Mozart and some of the dynamics that contributed to his great piano Sonata, K 310 in A Minor. Following Freud and Mozart’s discussion, the entire Sonata will be performed by Louis Nagel. (more…)

Leonard Bernstein: A New Look at His Rise, His Foibles, and His Impact on Music History

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  MUSIC:  Leonard Bernstein: A New Look at His Rise, His Foibles, and His Impact on Music History The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal. By Yale University Press on the Tablet Website on September 15, 2014.

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Willie Nelson’s Band of Brothers: A songwriter returns

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Willie Nelson’s Band of Brothers: A songwriter returns By Hiram Lee on The World Socialist Web Site on September 2, 2014.

YIVO News

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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2014 Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in
Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture
Public Events

Yiddshland

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 5:30pm
“The Capital of Yiddishland”:
YIVO and its Relationship to Vilna
Podbrodzer Lecture

Cecile Kuznitz, Bard College (more…)

His Renaissance on Record

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  His Renaissance on Record by Tom Nolan in The Wall Street Journal on May 26, 2014.

A new nine-disc boxed set documents Louis Armstrong’s resurgence with his ‘All Stars’ band. © Bettmann/CORBIS

Götterdämmerung: Suicide Music and the National Self as Enemy

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Götterdämmerung: Suicide Music and the National Self as Enemy by Panayiotis Demopoulos on the Library of Social Sciences website.

Click  Here to buy and listen to excerpts from :  Nuages  by Panayiotis Demopoulos.

Click Here to Buy:  This album on ITunes

Earth Kitt on the Couch 1957

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to View:  Earth Kitt on the Couch 1957 on YouTube.

Blue Note’s Jim Hall tribute show really a missing-man formation for guitar giant

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Blue Note’s Jim Hall tribute show really a missing-man formation for guitar giant by Wayne Lockwood in the New York Daily News on April 18, 2014.

New York City radio drive collects 2,500 musical instruments for public school students

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  New York City radio drive collects 2,500 musical instruments for public school students By Fred Mazelis on The World Socialist Web Site on April 14, 2014.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and Listen to:  A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World by Marin Alsop  on the NPR website on April 12, 2014.

Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas.

A concert of twentieth century masterworks by Britten, Bartók and Shostakovich

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  A concert of twentieth century masterworks by Britten, Bartók and Shostakovich By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Website on April 11, 2014.

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Jim Hall Memorial Concert Coming to Blue Note April 18-20

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Jim Hall Memorial Concert Coming to Blue Note April 18-20 Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Scott Colley, Joey Baron & more to play By Jeff Tamarkin on the Jazz Times website on March 18, 2014.

Melodies of the Mind

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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  Review of: Melodies of the Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis and Music By Julie Jaffee Nagel, Reviewed by Susan D. Raeburn the Journal Science and Medicine, March 2014 Issue.

YIVO News

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Upcoming Programs

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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 | 6:30pm
FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

Acclaimed filmmaker Péter Forgács, creator of the installation Letters to Afar, returns to YIVO for a screening and discussion of his award-winning film (more…)

Tango: A Feeling That is Danced

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Tango: A Feeling That is Danced Review by Velleda C Ceccoli PhD in the May 2013, Issue 6, Issue of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine.

News from YIVO

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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This Tuesday join Ruth Wisse, Harvard University, for…
FROM THE YIVO ARCHIVES
Jacob Glatstein: A Yiddish Genius in Anglicizing America
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 | 7pm
LECTURE

Jacob Glatstein, one of the great Jewish writers of the 20th century, arrived in America in 1914 with a virtuosic talent for his native language, Yiddish, (more…)

Alice Herz-Sommer, Who Found Peace in Chopin Amid Holocaust, Dies at 110

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Alice Herz-Sommer, Who Found Peace in Chopin Amid Holocaust, Dies at 110 By Margalit  Fox in The New York Times on February 27, 2014.

Click Here to Read:  Italian pianist revives music created in concentration camps on this website.

Alice Herz-Sommer in her London apartment in 2012. Credit Yuri Dojc

Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at YIVO

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Don’t miss the deadline! International
and scholarship applications for the Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture close March 5. Click here to apply.

U.S. applicants not seeking financial assistance may apply until April 30.In 2014, the Uriel Weinreich (more…)

In Memorial Jim Hall 1930-2013

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Jim Hall December 4, 1930 – December 10, 2013 website.


Click Here to Read:   In Memorial Jim Hall 1930-2013 in the New York City Jazz Record.

Click to find links to other remembrances:  Jim Hall 1930-2013.