Medieval Music: A Norton Introduction to Music History by Richard H. Hoppin

This is the first volume in the Norton Introduction to Music History series.  I do not have any others in this series, but I can tell you each volume in this series has accompanying recorded anthology box set. The book is from 1978.  By this point, the Early Music revival was in full swing, having … Continue reading Medieval Music: A Norton Introduction to Music History by Richard H. Hoppin

RIP, Chuck Berry

It's unlike me, but I've let the entire weekend go by without tribute a fallen legend.  I got the word early Saturday evening that the great Chuck Berry has passed on, age 90.  I remember last year the internet was on fire regarding David Bowie and Prince.  Say what you will, those guys would have … Continue reading RIP, Chuck Berry

DSO – Brahms 2

Another lazy Sunday, and another trip to the Dallas Symphony.  Hard to beat that.  The program was as follows: JAAP VAN ZWEDEN conducts ALEXANDER KERR violin PROKOFIEV - Concerto No. 1 in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 19 BRAHMS - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 As much as I love to delve … Continue reading DSO – Brahms 2

The Carmina Burana: Songs from Benediktbeuern, 3rd Edition by Tariq William Marshall

This book was an absolute joy. I've been fascinated with the Carmina Burana for a good portion of my life, but it was only in recent years that I've been able to better appreciate the idea of the work above and beyond Carl Orff's interpretation.  Since discovering the origin and some of the lyrics in … Continue reading The Carmina Burana: Songs from Benediktbeuern, 3rd Edition by Tariq William Marshall