Torch Ballads & Jukebox Music

November 13, 2007

Pandora Goes Classical 1


I haven’t bought music in years, my interest in seeing live music has waned as well, but I remain obsessed with Pandora, a site where you can create your own radio station and hone it to your precise tastes over time by rating the music you hear. On Pandora, I have a few stations that […]

September 14, 2007

Trivia: Musical Books 2


A very cursory beginning! “Lillubulero,” in Lawerence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy “La ci darem la mano,” from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, in James Joyce’s Ulysses The “Hoffmann Barcarolle” of Jacques Offenbach “played” by Sherlock Holmes on the violin in Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Mazarin Stone” (the piece itself comes from Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann”, a musical […]