Okay, here’s the short version of my take on The River in Reverse (after an inadequate 1 1/2 listens):
Of course this Social Security Six is a fluke, not a trend. And at first, the albums seem to have nothing in common beyond persistence and determination by the leaders. And not even that.
At its best, an opera about the death of Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca is a tour-de-force.
A worthy present for Mozart on his 250th birthday: an original, sometimes eclectic, and mostly well-written book about the composer and his operas. “Mozart and His Operas” by David Cairns. (University of California Press) By Mark Kroll Mozart mania is back. In fact, it never left and don’t say I didn’t warn you. We are […]
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth and just about every classical performing group is paying tribute. Enterprising souls are marketing everything from standard keepsakes to off-the-wall Mozart items. Mozart Salami, anyone? “Mozart: The Early Years, 1756-1781″ by Stanley Sadie. (Norton) By Mary Ann Nichols Among the more erudite celebrations of the event […]
Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, widely billed as his homage to folk music, is a tribute to Pete Seeger.
The current kings of sly-clown fox-rock, Eagles of Death Metal and Electric Six know how to put the fun back into rock and roll.
A consumer guide for those who want the low-down on the best of the recent crop of music fundamentalists.
The Italian composer’s famous masterpiece “La Traviata” receives a production that is worthy of the opera’s enduring artistry.
The composer turns 250 this year and everyone is trying to cash in on the worldwide party.