Tag Archives: Leonard Bernstein

Phorion (1967)

This piece by Lukas Foss (1922-2009) is fifty years old, but somehow captures exactly how it sometimes feels inside my head.   You can hear the world broadcast premiere of Phorion from 1967, performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted … Continue reading

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Why Music?

On the “About” page of the new book blog I started, Great Books of Old Stream,  I spent some time thinking about why I read.  I asked myself, why is it important for people to read great books?  Also,  why … Continue reading

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All Four in One, or One For All

When you pick up your smartphone and Google the definition of “symphony”, you will see this: Symphony An elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is in sonata form. At the conveniently … Continue reading

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