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ArtsJournal: music

May 13

Top Posts From AJBlogs 05.12.16

ArtsJournal: musicThe deepest power of classical music I got chills at the end of The Rhinegold (as they called it at the Washington National Opera Ring, though they did the cycle in German). And I cried at the end of The Valkyrie. That’s one way to measure the power of this production, … read more AJBlog: Sandow Published 2016-05-12 If Antony Tudor Wrote a Novel Girl Through Glass, Sari Wilson’s debut novel about the 1970s New York ballet world, focuses on the imprint of George Balanchine on the young dancers in the city. … read more AJBlog: Fresh Pencil Published 2016-05-12 Arhoolie Records (a dozen faves) to Smithsonian Excellent news on the archival recordings front: Arhoolie Records, the 55-year old treasury of American folk and vernacular musics, has been acquired by … read more AJBlog: Jazz Beyond Jazz Published 2016-05-12 Are We Still Awake? My Storify on Christie’s Impressionist/Modern Snooze I don’t know about you, but I’m experiencing severe auction fatigue, which is not nearly as rewarding as museum fatigue. So let’s cut to the chase and get right to my Storify account … read more AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2016-05-12 [ssba_hide]

ArtsJournal: music

Yesterday

Complete Set Of Shakespeare Folios Sells For $3.68 Million

“A set of the first four editions of William Shakespeare’s plays – dubbed the ‘Holy Grail of publishing’ by Christie’s auction house – sold Wednesday for almost 2.5 million pounds ($3.68 million). [The volumes]… were sold as individual lots but all bought by a private American collector.”






ArtsJournal: music

May 9

Top Posts From AJBlogs For 05.08.16

Kurt Weill’s “Note Concerning Jazz” # # In Berlin 1929 Kurt Weil wrote a “Note Concerning Jazz” which today reads as both a prediction and a warning.# Weill wrote in part: # “Today it appears to me… … read more AJBlog: Unanswered Question Published 2016-05-08 Weekend Extra: Bing Crosby And John Coltrane Bing Crosby introduced “Love Thy Neighbor” in a scene with Ethel Merman and Leon Errol when Crosby co-starred with Carol Lombard (both pictured left) in the 1934 motion picture We’re Not Dressing. Crosby followed up… … read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2016-05-08 Carla Bley’s New Triumph Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow, Andando el Tiempo (ECM) As Carla Bley looks forward to her 80th birthday on May 11, ECM is releasing one of the most absorbing albums of her career. From… … read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2016-05-06 Three Centennial Parties for Harold Norse Harold Norse, the late poet and memoirist, desperately wanted his name in lights. Now he has it — thanks to Todd Swindell. Swindell’s assiduous effort to memorialize him goes beyond dedicated. He has not… … read more AJBlog: Straight|Up Published 2016-05-06 Contraction Action: Sotheby’s & Christie’s Confront New Market Reality (plus Koons &… The operative words for the art market this season are “correction” and “contraction.” So Sotheby’s can be forgiven for seeking comfort in nostalgia, via this Monday tweet , recalling a past triumph: #OnThisDay in 2012,… … read more AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2016-05-06 [ssba_hide]

William Christie

William Christie (December 19, 1944) is an American-born French conductor and harpsichordist. He is noted as a specialist in baroque repertoire and as the founder of the ensemble Les Arts Florissants.



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