News about Rochester area performances, Alembic partners, and my musical journeys

The Ragtime Brahms

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As promised, here’s a remarkable tale of Johannes Brahms and his thoughts on music. This is quite a rare insight, as Brahms was very tight-lipped about his work, and was more likely to... READ MORE

A maestro goes slumming

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Thanks to hanging around the Bop Shop lately, I’ve found some interesting books. A fascinating look into the thinking of Johannes Brahms is one bit I will share soon. But the first little... READ MORE

HBD to JSB

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The occasion of Bach’s birthday and the efforts of a few of my friends gives me the thought to update this neglected blog. I had nothing to do with the first, but something... READ MORE

Out of body Mendelssohn

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One of the interesting things about the making of recordings is that you never know where they’ll be heard. I had a reminder of that the other day. WXXI is featuring local concert... READ MORE