May 13, 2013

Daphne du Maurier

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Daphine du Maurier

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Daphne du Maurier was born on May 13, 1907, and died on May 19, 1989.

June 3, 2011

Steven Martin — Jubilation Day

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December 12, 2010

Putin sings

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March 30, 2010

Poetic License: 100 Poems, 100 Performers

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Scheduled for release on April 2, 2010, at is a three-CD set Poetic License: 100 Poems, 100 Performers, containing 100 poems read by celebrities.

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Eating Poetry (Linda Balgord)
2. Music (Glen Roven)
3. Love Is Not All (Emily Skinner)
4. Sonnet 17 (Joanna Gleason)

Brent Barrett
5. Sonnet 19 (Brent Barrett)
6. Variations on the Word Sleep (Barbara Feldon)
7. The Cinnamon Peeler (Michael Cerveris)
8. Love Looks Not With the Eyes (Christine Baranski)
9. Hang There, My Verse (John Belhamm)
10. i thank God…(Judy Kaye)
11. Lovers on a Bench (Mike Doyle)
12. If You Forget Me (Bobby Steggert)
13. Soft Knife (Judith Light)
14. Meeting at Night (Charles Kimbrough)
15. Last Love (Michele Pawk)
16. To the Harbormaster (Chandler Williams)
17. Music
18. Composed Upon Westminster… (Carole Shelley)
19. Aedh Wishes for the Cloths…(Ceiran O’Reilly)
20. A Supermarket in CA (Michael Rupert)
21. The Sun Underfoot… (Nany Opel)
22. Some Lines Scrawled… (Reed Birney)
23. Lake and Maple (Brenda Wehle)
24. The House Was Quiet (Lauren Kennedy)
25. Fern Hill (Philip Casnoff)
26. Music (Glen Roven)
27. Poetry (Roxanne Hart)
28. Sonnets to Orpheus (Ann Hampton Calloway)
29. Contexts (Douglas Sills)
Disc: 2
1. Music (Glen Roven)
2. Walrus and the Carpenter (Jason Alexander)
3. Vespers (Cynthia Nixon)
4. Psalm Concerning the Castle (Peter Freidman)
5. The Poison Tester (Matthew Schechter)
6. A Little Tooth (Alan Campbell)
7. You Are Old, Father William (Amanda Green)
8. The Nap Taker (Ramona Mallory)
9. Blue Football (Tony Walton)
10. Music (Glen Roven)
11. A Dog Named Bodhidsattva (Cady Huffman)
12. Bottom’s Dream (Gregory Jbara)
13. New Yorkers (Paige Davis)

Daniel Okulitch
14. Self-Improvement (Daniel Okulitch)
15. Beautiful Woman (Michael Minarik)
16. My Last Duchess (Charles Busch)
17. Grosz (Lauren Flanigan)
18. Sun and Fun (Edward Hibbert)
19. Life Stories (Moises Kaufmann)
20. To a Friend… (Peter Paige)
21. Song of a Hopeful Heart (Dean Pitchford)
22. Die While You’re Alive (Sam Robards)
23. Afternoon in School (Tom McGowan)
24. Music (Glen Roven)

Donald Corren
25. Annabel Lee (Donald Corren)
26. Rime of the Ancient…. (John Rubinstein)
27. Ulysses (Chris Sarandon)
28. Music (Glen Roven)
29. Myth (Francesca Faridany)
30. An Ancient Gesture (Michael Learned)
31. Eve–Paradise Lost (Veanne Cox)
32. Mary (Nancy Anderson)
33. To His Coy Mistress (Guy Paul)
34. The Job Interview (Donna Lynne Champlin)
35. Love Song (Dorothy Parker)
36. A Prayer for My Daughter (Maria Tucci)
Disc: 3
1. Music (Glen Roven)
2. But I Can’t (Tyne Daly)
3. On Behalf of Trees (Zoe Caldwell)
4. The Road Less Traveled (David Garrison)
5. Any Fool Can Get in the Ocean (Harriet Harris)
6. Barking (Deidra O’Connell)
7. Sonnet (Glenn Seven Allen)
8. Terra Incognita (Penny Fuller)
9. To What You Said (Douglas Carpenter)
10. If (James Barbour)
11. Music (Glen Roven)
12. Waiting for the Barbarians (Daniel Davis)
13. Correspondence (Kathleen Turner)
14. An Undoing World (Alice Playten)
15. Bearer of Evil Tidings (Ed Dixon)
16. Fire and Ice (Marc Kudisch)
17. The Second Coming (Keith McDermott)
18. Tommy (Michael York)
19. Dulce et Decorum Est (Paul Schoeffler)
20. Music (Glen Roven)
21. The Walk (Harriet Walter)
22. When I Have Fears (JoBeth Williams)
23. Those Winter Sundays (Danny Burstein)
24. Men at Forty (Paul Provenza)
25. A Valediction (Claire Lautier)
26. Doctor Frolic (James Patrick Stewart)
27. The Day is Done (Florence Henderson)
28. Elegy in a Theatrical….(George S. Irving)
29. Spring and Fall (Richard Thomas)
30. Otherwise (Melissa Errico)
31. When You Are Old and Grey (Byron Jennings)
32. Remember (Rebecca Luker)
33. I Could Not Stop for Death (Kate Mulgrew)
34. Mezzo Cammin (Chip Zien)
35. Not Waving but Drowning (Roberta Maxwell)
36. Crossing the Bar (Louis Zorich)
37. Invictus (Dana Ivey)
38. Ye Elves (Len Cariou)
39. In My Craft… (Geraint Wyn Davies)
40. Our Revels Now are Ended (Patrick Page)

March 30, 2010

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“The changeover to Google as Yale’s e-mail provider has been put on hold.”–Yale Daily News

March 26, 2010

March 25, 2010

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LIEBERSON Songs of Love and Sorrow, for baritone and orchestra

Performance Dates:

Wednesday March 24, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. (Open Rehearsal)

Thursday March 25, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Friday March 26, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday March 27, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday March 30, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.


SIBELIUS Finlandia

SIBELIUS Valse triste

LIEBERSON Songs of Love and Sorrow, for baritone and orchestra (world premiere; BSO commission)

SCHUBERT Symphony in C, The Great

Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jayce Ogren

Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

“Finley was superb in this first performance, and Ogren did an honorable job filling in on short notice. Schubert and Sibelius rounded out the program. But the night belonged to Lieberson.”–from article “Lieberson returns to Neruda’s well,” by Jeremy Eichler,

“Lieberson’s new song cycle given a moving premiere by Finley, Boston Symphony,” review by Keith Powers, The Classical Review

Jayce Ogren

March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010

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One has to pay now to read Peggy Noonan’s column at the Wall Street Journal. I can’t imagine that anybody would want to.

Click Here For The Wall Street Journal Online

January 1, 2010

Carmen & the Guiraud recitatives

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The Metropolitan Opera’s new Carmen is using the recitatives composed by Guiraud instead of spoken dialogue, reports Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times. I say “Good!” The spoken dialogue is boring, not even up to the level of interest of the average high-school language-lab dialogue, and most singers don’t pronounce French very well.

November 10, 2009

Julius Drake has recorded a solo CD

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Renowned as one of the best accompanists working today, British pianist Julius Drake has recorded his first solo CD, Songs Without Words. “Drake conceived this recording as a personal journal on the piano, and performs selections from Johannes Brahms’ Intermezzi, Felix Mendelssohn’s Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without words), and Franz Schubert Moments musicaux, among others,” says the website of the recording label ATMA Classique. The recording is scheduled for release on November 17, 2009, at,,, and

For more information about Julius Drake, please see

October 23, 2009

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