Whatever happens tomorrow in Scotland, there will always be music about the land.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
What would you play?
Monday, September 15, 2014
In honor of Barbra Streisand’s first appearance in fifty years on The Tonight Show tonight.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Happy 200th birthday to The Star-Spangled Banner.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Born on this date: Dmitri Shostakovich.
After Shostakovich and Nikolai Malko had listened to an old 78rpm disc of Vincent Youman’s “Tea for Two” in 1927, Malko bet Dmitri 100 roubles that he couldn’t come up with an orchestration of the song, entirely from memory, in less than an hour. Shostakovich went into the next room and returned 45 minutes later, having made his own orchestration, and duly won the bet. In its new guise, the piece was called ‘Tahiti Trot’ and here it is, as played at the 1997 Proms by the BBC Philharmonic under Vassily Sinaisky.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Another Glenn Miller favorite.
Cameo: Col. Sherman T. Potter (Harry Morgan) out of uniform in the audience.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Remember when you were a kid…
Friday, September 5, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
What the NATO leaders heard today at the summit in Wales.
(Also the music of the school song of a certain private school in Toledo.)
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
I think this is the first time in all of the 1,422 ALNM posts that I’ve put up Rhapsody in Blue. This version is the original jazz band version conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, and they’re using the piano roll cut by George Gershwin in 1925. Talk about pressure…
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Yes, for you young folks, that’s Anjelica’s grandfather. She doesn’t do too bad a job with the song herself.