Archive | August, 2014

Leonard Bernstein, photo credit: Jack Mitchell

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein is so much a part of my life that at one point I thought that I knew the man and called him Uncle Lenny. It took several days to realize this was in fact not true. I have never met Mr. Bernstein, nor have I ever called him Uncle Lenny. However I do […]

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Glyndebourne attendees via

Bonnaroo vs. Glyndebourne

Bonnaroo and Glyndebourne. Both are music festivals. Both take place in the countryside on farms. Both of them have nothing else in common. And, I believe I am the only person to have gone to both1. If you are unfamiliar with either one of these festivals, let me tell you a little bit about them. […]

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New Release: Linton: Carmina Catulli

“Linton… responds to the poetry with music of an eclectic but coherent and distinctive style, contemporary but otherworldly…British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs. He […]

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Michael Linton, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Jason Paul Peterson

The Making of “Carmina Catulli” Video

On August 19th, 2014 Michael Linton’s Carmina Catulli will be released on CD and via Digital Stores. This mammoth 17th movement song cycle has taken over 15 years to be fully realized. With magnificent performances by French baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and American pianist Jason Paul Peterson, the recording of Carmina Catulli took place in December […]

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