[The grousing Roger Norrington post that originally appeared here didn't make much sense, so I've taken it off the air. I'm paying for this microphone, as the late President said.]
In other news, Marion Rosenberg has written a lovely tribute to the late great Giuseppe Verdi. A high-school blogger named the word whisperer does the same for Barber's Adagio for Strings. (Via Robert Gable.) I urge New Yorkers to give their business to either of the major events happening tonight — Reinbert de Leeuw at Juilliard or Boulez at Carnegie. I'm on a secret mission to Providence to see something that might be of infinitely lesser or infinitely greater importance than Boulez conducting the Rite of Spring, depending on how you look at it. Stay tuned.