Weekly Magazine

VADYM KHOLODENKO’S PROKOFIEVHMU807631_edited-1

THE FIRST RELEASE in a series of the five piano concertos. The powerful No. 2 gets regular if not frequent exposure. The shorter No. 5 is rarely performed, though this CD might make you wonder why. Kholodenko plays Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with the Monterey Symphony in three performances this weekend. For details, click the ad, left.

 

ODYSSEY OF VIOLINIST RACHEL BARTON PIrachel_barton_pineNE

TRIUMPHS AND TRIBULATIONS. A soaring international career stopped short by a horrific accident. As reported from Santa Rosa for CNN by Jennifer Grubb. Click HERE

 

BREAKDANCING IN SAUDI ARABIA

THIS SAUDI DANCE is all the rage in Arab world, but it could get you arrested. Watch, and if needed hire a good lawyer.

THE EU MUSIC ARCHEOLOGY PROJECT

RECREATING ANCIENT INSTRUMENTS. Listen to a carnyx, and other audio tracks. Click HERE

“FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER”

SIEGFRIED KRACAUER’S 1947 psychological history traces the role of Weimar Republic avant-garde cinema in the 1920s—Nosferatu, Metropolis, People on Sunday, The Blue Angel, among others—in spawning the NAZI Third Reich. The 2015 documentary makes that history shockingly real and portends events developing in the US presidential campaign this year. You can see it on YouTube. Watch the trailer here

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TOP TEN WORST COMPOSER HAIR

ACCORDING TO GEOFFREY LARSON. Does Frank Zappa (right)  qualify? Click HERE

COMPOSER ANNA CLYNE WINS $20K AWARD

ClyneCABRILLO FEST COMPOSER awarded the Hindemith Prize. Listen to her Within Her Arms for strings, which made an unforgettable impact at the Cabrillo in 2011.

 

FRESH REVIEW

CALEFAX REED QUINTET played a mixed bag of their own arrangements. Click HERE

Scott MacClelland, editor