I decided to wait until I’d actually gone through the process of purchasing and listening to some of their product. Especially nice are the several hundred previously out-of-print titles that have been reissued as downloads (100 of these are exclusive to the DG web shop).Â Here’s a brief summary of my experience at the store. Continue reading “DG opens web store”
From Think Denk:
Â (Washington, DC) Former Senator George J. Mitchell released a blistering report Thursday that tied 89 performers of so-called â€œClassical Music,â€ including Mitsuko Uchida, to the use of illegal, non-musical cultural performance-enhancers. The report used informant testimony and supporting documents to provide a richly detailed portrait of what Mr. Mitchell described as â€œclassical musicâ€™s thinking era.â€The Mitchell report ran about 400 pages and was based on interviews with more than 700 people, including 60 former â€œclassicalâ€ musicians, and 115,000 pages of documents. Ms. Uchida was the most prominent name on a list that included seven other most valuable players as well as players from all instruments of the orchestra, with the exception of the tuba.
A great aside from Bill Eddins, who I now really want to come conduct here in Portland, if only to have drinks with him after a concert.
This leads to another rant – I hate Christmas. I have two reasons for this: I particularly dislike the rampant materialism that is now part of this holiday. I’m sick of BUY! BUY! BUY! There’s another reason though – I can’t stand the incessant Christmas music. I only have to hear the first 3 notes of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer to have that damn song stuck in my head for hours on end, and this is only one of a thousand Christmas songs that one cannot avoid hearing during this month. Malls, radio, whatever – you simply cannot avoid them. It’s this time of year that I keep threatening to move to a predominantly Muslim country. Of course, that has it’s own issues.