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Hans von Bulow, a Giant in 19th Century Music

Hans von Bulow
Hans von Bulow
April 21, 2010

Hans von Bulow was a giant in 19th century music, and his career and legacy deserve to be better known. Alan Walker’s new book, Hans von Bulow, A Life and Times, goes a long way toward restoring its subject to prominence.

Peter Lieberson, Pablo Neruda, and Songs of Sorrow and Love

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Peter Lieberson
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Peter Lieberson
March 30, 2010

Composer Peter Lieberson’s follow up to his Neruda Songs is another exquisite collection of songs for voice and orchestra of Pablo Neruda’s poetry called Songs of Sorrow and Love.

Ann Hobson Pilot Retires from the Boston Symphony

Ann Hobson Pilot CD cover
Hobson Pilot: "I wanted people to see an African American woman playing classical music."
September 29, 2009

Ann Hobson Pilot was radiant on the stage of Symphony Hall, Boston; She is retiring after a long and very distinguished tenure as principal harp of the Boston Symphony.

Senator Kennedy’s Funeral: Notes from a Participating Musician

Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
The site of Ted Kennedy's funeral: Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
11, 2009

My friend Michael Calmes sent me these notes written by organist John Finney. Mr. Finney attended Senator Edward Kennedy’s funeral as assistant to principal organist James David Christie.

George Gershwin Reviewed by the Boston Evening in 1939

George Gershwin at Piano
George Gershwin
15, 2009

I’ve been having fun listening to Earl Wild’s recording of Gershwin’s Concerto in F made forty years ago by the Boston Pops