Classical Music with Jim Lange

10:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Artist Ian Bode - The Passenger

The passenger

After music, I love the graphic arts, photography, film and almost any variation thereof.

Graphic artists, like Ian Bode, fascinate me. I am not filled with envy, but with wonder at their ability to transform a blank canvas or an ordinary sheet of paper into something living, thought-provoking or transformative. How on earth do they do it?

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8:48 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Winter Music

Winter light has its own personality.
Credit Jim Lange

"There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes." ~Emily Dickinson

Our musical tastes are often governed by the seasons. This natural process takes place without fervor nor fanfare.

So, what then is "winter music"? What music speaks to you more clearly during the frosty season? I'm not talking merely about Christmas music, but what music seems to be in accord with the snow, ice and the deep freeze?

Some suggested hibernal listening:

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10:00 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Bach: Behind the Portrait

Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Credit Shella Rock @ Decca / Used by permission.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner has had a life-long relationship with Bach. In  fact, the Haussmann portrait hung in the his home and the young Gardiner passed it every day. Imagine that.

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classical music
6:51 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Mind Your Pleas and Cues

Nothing suggests a successful concert like a good riot.
Credit Die Zeit, 1913

How should you act at a classical concert? Are there rules you should follow? Is everyone around you asleep or lost in reverential contemplation?

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