Feb 12 2012, 11:05 di MusicHallofFame
Gen 12 2012, 4:28 di BardhlulFor many reasons it's a good thing I don't write music reviews for a living. One reason is that I'm very slow even to post the reviews of the few shows I see. At this point, instead of trying to catch up with individual journals about each performance that gets more and more distant in my memory, I'll just do thumbnails from the last year or so, then promise to do better in the future.
About fourteen months ago, I saw a somewhat updated revival of the musical "Oklahoma!" and enjoyed it thoroughly. It was the keystone show in the reopening of Arena Stage, a respected local theater venue that was recently renovated. Particularly noteworthy were the mixed-race cast and the standout performances of the actors in the support roles of Judd Frye and Ado Annie. The show was so popular that it sold out almost immediately and was brought back for another run in the summer that also sold out quickly.
A few months after that I attended a concert of the Fairfax Symphony featuring a violin…
Apr 1 2011, 16:55 di music_scholarI keep here a list of my neighbours over time.
1. discover new users with similar music taste
2. research how last.fm's neighbouring system works really
- compatibility with users (over time)
- Last.fm Reverse Neighbours
13th April: 50 neighbours with 368 plays
8th April: 7 neighbours with 294 plays
4th April: 3 neighbours with 130 plays
1st April: 2 neighbours with 119 plays
e.g. to consider:
- the neighbours list at begin will be unreliable (e.g. too few plays or neighbours changing listening habit): but I do not want to lose them for later
- below stats are a little bit vague since I do not list all artists in detail: but that can be generated later automatically
368 plays (with 234 artists)
library contains: 629 artists
Dic 4 2008, 21:45 di sharkeyantiConnor has often told me of my lack of last.fm activity, and I think it's time to begin down the path of last.fm-ness.
I've been really enjoying some bluegrass lately, as well as Terry Riley. I guess I've had my own rejection of intellectual-style atonal compositions and sought music that feels. Jason Carter's playing of Luigi Boccherini's three guitar quintets is pretty bad, the liner notes made him sound like a god of sorts. Definitely not recommended. Ana Vidovic's album Guitar Recital is absolutely out of sight. Her interpretation of the Bach Lute Suite, BWV 1006 is definitely a little too fast. Ponce's Sonatina Romantica is full of character, but the star is William Walton's Five Bagatelles, originally written for Julian Bream. Her virtuosity makes the pieces so textural, and she found a real touch for the piece.
Mag 19 2007, 16:14 di GarzoHugoOne of the useful things about Last.fm is tag radio, but it's only as good as the tags users put on artists, albums and tracks. classical tag radio, and classical music in general, suffers from poor tagging (not to mention that horrible 'Music Box' stuff — ban, ban, ban). Clearly, the majority of listeners to classical music do not tag the music they listen to. Of course, systematic, good tagging only works if enough users do it, and if they follow the same system. So, here's a suggestion for anyone who comes across this little note. Classical music is usually defined by period, so we could use the following traditional method:
renaissance (1400-1600) — John Dunstable, Josquin des Prez, John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Orlande de Lassus, William Byrd and Giovanni Gabrielibaroque (1600-1760) — Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, Gregorio Allegri, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Henry Purcell, Alessandro Scarlatti…
Set 29 2006, 2:54 di RedGlowOh, funny, It's 4am and I'm still wide awake. Damn. Which reminds me 2 AM, oh so fine. Pity I'm 2 hours late. Anyway. Nothing incredible to advice, but there's something fine anyway.
Very fine electronic music. One of the discover I made through last.fm, who continously proposed this band to me, and it was right. I'm quite enjoying it: right enough experimental without getting to hard to listen to without much concentration.
Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony
Ok, I'm late for the Gogol Bordello hype. Ok, they're nice and funny, but when looking to cabaret I still remain more an afficionado of dresden dolls. For the rest... interesting style mashup, but I'm not getting so excited. Am I so harsh towards them because I missed their concert when they were in Bologna?
I listened too little times to this album to give an overall impression, but I think I will get to like it quite a lot in time. It's that kind of album which the first time you hear it you ask yourself what are they moaning to…