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A.C. Douglas
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[NOTE: This entry has been edited as of 5:23 AM Eastern on 27 Jul to insert inadvertently omitted clarifying language, add external links to two... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sounds & Fury
In one way or another I've been involved with music (mostly but not entirely of the sort that's referred to as "classical music") since my... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sounds & Fury
New entry on S&F's This & That blog: "Fresh As The Day It Was Made". Pull Quote: A more than 70-year-old classic signature comedy routine... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sounds & Fury
A more than 70-year-old classic signature comedy routine that never gets old. Thank the gods of the Internet for YouTube. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at This & That
Katharina Wagner, great-granddaughter of Richard Wagner and Director of the Bayreuther Festspiele which festival Richard founded in 1876 (it's the oldest and most storied opera... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sounds & Fury
New entry on S&F's This & That blog: "So, What Have We Achieved With The Deal With Iran?". Pull Quote: I simply want to make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
I want first to make perfectly clear that the following is NOT a nuanced argument. Another way of saying that is that the following is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at This & That
New entry on S&F's This & That blog: "The Donald Trump Show". Pull Quote: No one with his wits still intact and an IQ score... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
No one with his wits still intact and an IQ score larger than his belt size imagines for even an instant that businessman and multibillionaire... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at This & That
Courtesy of HDNet Movies and our DVR we viewed Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho last night and were struck, as we are each time we view this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
Following is the trailer for a production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte by Australian Regie Barrie Kosky for the Komische Oper Berlin. Eurotrash outrageous? Not necessarily. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
We watched two motion pictures yesterday on a 36" HD Flat Screen TV, one after the other: Vertigo (seen via HDNet Movies), a 1958 Alfred... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
The musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker yesterday overwhelmingly elected Kirill Petrenko to be their new chief conductor on the resignation of Sir Simon Rattle in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
Point Ones, work for "sensor-augmented conductor [and] small ensemble" by Schubert (Alexander, that is, not Franz). (Our thanks to Alex Ross for the link.) Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
The following video needs no introductory comment whatsoever. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at This & That
Those who really know what's behind what actually happened here have so far remained strangely silent about it publicly and the press can offer only... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
Prompted by our rereading of Kafka's The Trial (we'd just added it to our Kindle after realizing it was missing from our Kindle library) we... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
We just viewed our DVRed copy of Friday's new PBS Great Performances telecast of the inaugural concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with its new... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
Several years ago we made a New Year resolution that with each passing month since then, or so it seems, we find is becoming more... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
[NOTE: This entry has been updated (1) as of 1:00 PM Eastern on 22 May. See below.] The following 26 older posts which range from... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at This & That
[NOTE: This entry has been updated (1) as of 2:01 AM Eastern on 21 May. See below.] The always worthwhile reading philosopher of aesthetics Roger... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Sounds & Fury
Apparently determined to mount for the Bayreuther Festspiele an outrageous catastrophe even more egregious than the outrageously catastrophic 2013 Castorf Ring, Katharina Wagner signed up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Sounds & Fury
Critiquing a Critic". What's here described just HAS to have been concocted by the blog's author so lunatic is it. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Sounds & Fury
This 1996 New York Times piece by the awesome (literally) music scholar and critic Richard Taruskin (a piece included in his splendid 2009 collection The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Sounds & Fury