Words on World Music

Blog archives for the day Monday, August 4th, 2008

Archive for August 4th, 2008

Monday, August 4th, 2008

My thinking on the subject of “classical” music started over at Mr. Bryan’s blog, where he features a critique by Globe & Mail music critic Robert Everett Green on the CBC’s action of cutting back “classical” recordings.  Why the quotation marks? Well, read the blog.  The description of classical is very, very subjective. When does “classic” (Benny […]

Monday, August 4th, 2008

We lost boundary-breaking fiddler Oliver Schroer to leukemia in July 2008. He got a late start on his music career but still managed to contribute to over a hundred recordings. His last recording, Hymns and Hers is unquestionably his great accomplishment. The tunes are achingly beautiful, building counter-melody upon melody, instrument atop instrument in escalating […]