Maulina delivers her annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast from a fur-lined igloo by George.
Beginning today at 7PM GMT, an intrepid team of pianists from the Sidney Sussex College Music Society at Cambridge University will play all 840 iterations of Satie's Vexations. There's live streaming audio of the event. Paul Kilbey, who organized the event, told me that he was inspired by my various posts on the Vexations topic. I'm honored! Overgrown Path has more.... Boston-based pianist and professor Michael Monroe, whose blog MMusing is new to me, proposes a delightful selection of classical vanity plates. My favorites: 81A BYE, FAUN PM.... Pandora now features classical music.... Matthew Guerrieri has turned on his Secret Crazy Music News Feed and discovered that Linda Kern Cummings, an angry heir of Jerome Kern, is fighting in the courts to win back some of the long-deceased composer's royalties. The killer detail is that Cummings is suing, among others, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, which has evidently been receiving some of the royalties by way of charitable bequest. Way to go!... More Radiohead in Chicago: on Dec. 2 the dal niente ensemble plays arrangements of "Dollars and Cents" and "Nude" along with works of Lee Hyla, Christian Lauba, David Reminick, and Christopher Fisher-Lochhead.