Catching up on recent scribbling:
- Score: William Harris, Faire Is the Heaven, and the pity of war.
Boston Globe, May 3, 2018.
- Score: Britten, swimming in Bridge’s Brook.
Boston Globe, March 29, 2018.
- Score: Maurice Duruflé in devout retreat.
Boston Globe, March 1, 2018.
How classical took control of the jazz in Rhapsody in Blue.
San Francisco Chronicle, February 28, 2018.
(Special thanks to Joshua Kosman for the request.)
The image at the top is my favorite slide from a talk I gave at the Radcliffe Institute last month. Here’s my second favorite:
I know it’s supposed to be a stereo-equipment showroom, but I think it’s more fun to imagine that it’s actually the guy’s apartment, and his date is slowly backing toward the door, having realized the depth of his addiction.
Also from the talk—an earworm of unusual ruthlessness. You’ve been warned.