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Network’s Anniversary wishes on YouTube

In conjunction with their 25th Anniversary and Diabelli project, Network for New Music videotaped a couple of us with our greetings. Here’s mine, taped in the Fleisher Collection, with a little bit about the Diabelli Variation I wrote: Anna Weesner’s tribute is...

Canadian choral conference

This weekend, May 20–23, 2010, the Association of Canadian Choral Communities and the Saskatchewan Choral Federation are sponsoring Podium 2010: Experience the Harmony: L’harmonie, une expérience à vivre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Many of Canada’s choral conductors,...

Things got snarky early on

The Diabelli Variation, reviewed by Peter Burwasser in the Broad Street Review: …The story of the origins of the Diabelli Variations became the inspiration for a landmark celebration for a vital Philadelphia musical institution, the Network for New Music, now a...

Diabelli Variation reviewed

The Diabelli Variation made its debut last Sunday night, along with 24 other take-offs on the famous theme immortalized by Beethoven, all to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Network for New Music. The night was fun from beginning to end and was more fun, I confess,...

Paul Kletzki

My latest CD mini-review for the WRTI E-newsletter: Paul Kletzki Piano Concerto, Three Piano Pieces, Fantasie Joseph Banowetz, piano, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Sanderling, cond. Naxos 8.572190 I had no idea of the highs and lows contained in this one...