Spotify and SoundHound

I’ve recently been really getting into Spotify. They have an expansive and diverse music library that I find organized in a way that is easy to explore in understandable ways. I’ve especially enjoyed their Coffee Table Jazz playlist, as well as others. Today I clicked on the Intense Studying playlist. I wasn’t going to be studying, but was looking for… Continue reading

Night at the San Francisco Symphony

About that concert1 last night… Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings, Opus 11 (1936) This is among my favorite short symphonic works. I think everyone in symphony hall literally stopped breathing as this performance came to an end. Denève held the hall in complete silence for at least a minute as the last sound faded from this earth. I was slane.… Continue reading

Great Music

Few things can be as exciting, as uplifting, a cause for a savoring pause as the sweeping beauty of a glorious melody. I spend much too little time feeding my soul with classical music which I so love! But, with the holidays at hand, I went to my iTunes collection and did a search for Пётр Ильич Чайкoвский. Ok, ok…… Continue reading

Classical Shell

A couple of months ago I stopped at a Shell gas station near my home. When I got out of my car I heard the most unusual thing. Many stations play easy listening or light rock music at the pumps-but not this place. I was hearing a classical symphony being played all out, full steam ahead, blasting from high above… Continue reading