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Book Two Recording

Last month Anne Martindale Williams, Paul Jones, and I got together to rehearse the American Spirituals, Book Two for the upcoming CD. They rehearsed, that is. I hovered and said those things composers say at those times when musicians rehearse and composers hover....

January at WRTI

The January WRTI e-newsletter includes a potpourri of activities I’ve had a hand in: a synopsis of the latest Fleisher Discoveries show, of course, but also our first-ever podcast. And there’s a report on an activity I had maybe just a fingernail in: last month WRTI won...

The Soloist by Steve Lopez

The One Book, One Philadelphia selection for 2009 is The Soloist by Steve Lopez, which has also been made into a movie starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Free Library asked me if I’d like to write something short—a few sentences—about each of the musical...