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Sorry about the backed-up playlists and podcasts, folks. We’re working on clearing the backlog and hope to be back up to date soon. They don’t call me the Phineas Gage of Bay Area classical radio for nothing.
Meanwhile, for those keeping score at home, it’s the third Monday of the month, meaning it’s Renée’s solo show tonight. Tune in for what is usually the most coherent broadcast of the month . . . .
The superb violinist Maria Bachmann, of the Lark Quartet, Trio Solisti, and an exceptionally wide-ranging solo career, will be our guest spinner two weeks hence on February 26th, coming off Trio Solisti’s performance the previous evening in San José (Feb. 25, 7pm, San José Chamber Music Society at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N Fifth St, San José, with a program of Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and Brahms) and with her newest solo CD, The red violin, in hand – it will be released this coming Tuesday, 02-13, on Allegro’s Endeavour Classics label. (I’ve been listening for the last week, and it’s dang good, a very substantial recital of Moravec, Copland, Corigliano, Ravel, and Gershwin, accompanied by pianist Jon Klibonoff.)
As always when we have guests in the studio, classics without walls has taken a solemn vow upon an original-pressing Hans Hotter LP and Eric Voegelin’s straw hat that we’ll waste no time on “artist interview” questions. Not only will Maria share a set of her choice with us, but given her experience producing many a broadcast on WQXR (New York), classics without walls listeners will get an exceedingly rare chance to hear radio professionalism at work . . . .
[photo by Robin Holland, used with permission]
You’ve probably figured it out by now, but just in case: Renée does the third Monday of the month. So those of you who prefer a coherent broadcast probably want to circle those Mondays and forget about the rest. Oh, but wait – the first Monday of the month is our usual (but not set in stone) night for the Martian telepathic disinfotainment show where we choose stuff without coordinating ahead of time and invariably find bizarre synchronicities in said stuff. Second, fourth, and those occasional fifth broadcasts of the month you’re usually stuck with me. Deal with it.
Oh, and yes, the ghostly hand of Howard Rheingold hovers in this posting.
- The fanfare is the opening of a 1953 radio performance of Richard Strauss’s Elektra, WDRS chorus and orchestra, Richard Kraus cond. (Gala GL 100.512)
- The percussion is Brent Lewis with his chromatic drum set, “Doom tac a doom” from Earth tribe rhythms (Ikauma COM-3300)