Monday, June 15, 2009

Best of the Rest: 6-15-09

It's time to start linking to those less-known music blogs again.

First up, violist Robert Levine has a series of posts on performing Mahler's 8th Symphony as a tribute to the departing Music Director Andreas Delfs. 'But I'm having great difficulty with the big triumphant theme in the second movement of the Mahler 8 being the same motif as "Silver bells, silver bells, it's Christmas time in the city.' I hate that carol almost as much as I hate the 'Carol of the Pogroms Bells.'"

Peter Matthews imagines dueling pianists in adjacent brownstones. "As if I needed another reason to love my nabe: I was walking along 12th Street yesterday when I was stopped in my tracks by the sound of a piano playing incredibly difficult figures."

Bruce Hodges is disarmed by Hilary Hahn. "But while I came for Ives, I was seduced by Ysa├┐e"

Molly Sheridan finds a filk of the media industry.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Slightly off-topic yet related; I know you've been doing blog rankings the past couple years. I thought you'd be interested in a company that seems to be doing the same thing, in a slightly more formalistic way:

http://www.invesp.com/blog-rank/Classical_Music

Scott said...

You might notice at the bottom of the sidebar that I have a badge with my rank on their list. It is interesting, but their list is limited, and at least a few of the blogs are questionable as to being about classical music.