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Tag Archives: “Lectionary of Music” Nick Slonimsky

A LOVE POTION GONE AWRY PART 1

I ENJOYED WATCHING Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, part of the Metropolitan Opera’s free streaming. This opera generates ecstatic appreciation from some and bored derision from others. I place myself in … Continue reading

July 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

SLONIMSKY ON CONDUCTING

NICK SLONIMSKY PLANNED to title his autobiography Failed Wunderkind, but was persuaded otherwise. Wisely too: Having been told by his mother that he was a genius at age 6, Slonimsky … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

MUSIC FOR MOVIES PART 1

IS MOVIE MUSIC merely innocuous background or does it actively further the plot? My answer, briefly, is “it depends.” Here, in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, are tidbits … Continue reading

October 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

LET’S HEAR IT FOR CHROMESTHESIA!

WHAT COLOR is Mozart’s Ein Kleine Nachtmusik? How about The Rolling Stones’ Satisfaction? Or Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade? Synesthesia is the experience of one sensory input leading involuntarily to another. … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · 3 Comments