With his colleagues in the MSO, under the direction of Kent Nagano, Merkelo delivers near-definitive performances of three classics of the Twentieth Century trumpet repertoire, with rich and detailed sound quality provided by Analekta.
Over 245 pages, Seymour and Andrew explore debate, and banter about the a diverse and rich range of shared matters of urgent importance to them, including their personal histories, spiritual quests, notions of the divine, being learners and teachers and their feeling about creativity, solitude, relatedness to animals and more.
In recent seasons, the format was changed to a single performance of one opera in the current season on the Four Seasons Centre mainstage, La clemenza di Tito,Cosi fan tutte and Il barbiere di Siviglia come immediately to mind. This season it’s The Marriage of Figaro. Sadly, there won’t be an Ensemble performance in this format next season. So the Feb. 22 show is not to be missed. Based on the preview yesterday, it will be a terrific show.
After raking in millions of dollars in royalty payments for the commercial use of the Happy Birthday Song – which a court ruled in September they don't own – Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. has offered to settle the case for approximately $14 million. The money is offered in compensation for licensing fees illegally charged since 1988 to the tune of $56 US million.
It has been an age since I looked to my shelves for a work by a major composer and found that, after 40 years of building a library, I don’t have it. Nor, so far as I recall, have I ever heard it, either in concert or on radio (though a few recordings do exist)...