FRENZ IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!
Regardless of one’s personal religious beliefs, Christmas means that a whole bunch of classical musicians are valued and loved at this time of year and perhaps even more importantly, paid. And a whole lot of instrumentalists are making their rent off this baby right here.Continue reading “The Nutcracker: A Series Introduction”
I did a dumb thing today and started a comment fight on a Classic FM post because I just couldn’t handle their ludicrous claim that Olympia’s “Doll aria” aka “Les oiseaux dans les charmilles” from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman was “the most insane piece ever written for soprano“.
Hello is anyone out there?
Sorry, we’ve been gone so long. We’re both in grad school and had to take breaks for a while to focus on less-fun writing.
And y’all, I don’t know any way to celebrate better than
IT’S THE WINTER OLYMPICS. THE OLYYYYYYMPIIIIIIIIIIIIICSSSSSS!
I am no athlete but damn, I love me some workout playlists. I use them when I clean my house or to energetically soundtrack my walks to the grocery store…
Like I said, I am no athlete.
But now it is the Winter Olympics. A precious time when all Americans suddenly become experts in sports they completely ignore for three out of four years, and everyone tries and fails to land a triple salchow in their living room.
If you missed all our previous Halloween posts, or if you just need a 7 hour journey through Halloweeny music….here’s all of it in one handy place.
MUSIC TO MAKE YOUR SKIN CRAWL
YOUR FINGERNAILS SCREE ACROSS A CHALKBOARD
MUSIC FOR THE UNDEAD
Oh we are so close to Halloween now my friends…
This is our second spookiest playlist because the last one (drops midnight of Halloween-eve) is basically nails on a chalkboard, so this is the last stop for discernable melody and joy. Like, evil mad scientist joy though.
We believe in treats not tricks so we’re rollin out playlists aaaaalll weekend. No more messing around, these are not cute THESE ARE SCARY!!! Fine…maybe a little cute but MOSTLY SCARY!!!
Halloweenfest continues with one of my very favorite seasonal treats today! David Del Tredici’s Dracula, a twenty-minute “monodrama”, is a campy-yet-genuinely-disturbing take on the classic Dracula tale is a total gem in the repertoire.