Category Archives: Music

Mahler’s glimpse of the eternal

Forty years ago, a mere lad of 25, I was already a veteran classical music and jazz fanatic. I bought LPs, attended classical concerts with the Miami Philharmonic, recitals by some pretty great pianists, operas, and heard great jazz at … Continue reading

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Who can define the mystery?

I have to go back decades to describe something that intrigued me. I was watching a class of very fine dancers rehearse for a performance they were to give a few days later. I was in heaven. They were all … Continue reading

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Woody Herman’s ‘Golden Wedding’ – even the scratchy sound can’t ruin its magic

An orchestra leader at a dance decided to play Name That Tune. I knew all the answers but let others offer them. However when he got to the last one, it was my favorite instrumental of all time, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Great news for Frank Zappa fans

Great news announced on the official Frank Zappa website on June 12. Finally, I’ll be able to buy them all and keep a catalog of one of the most fertile musical minds of the last century: […] Back home where … Continue reading

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