Monthly Archives: October 2013

Talking Goldberg

The new Jeremy Denk recording of the Goldberg Variations comes with a DVD on which he speaks about the work. Lovely idea! Here he is talking about the aria in a really illuminating way.

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Big Ben and Danny Boy

The Londonderry Air, the melody of “Danny Boy”: “The most beautiful melody ever,” Linda Ronstadt said. Doesn’t Ben Webster prove that all good melodies are, at root, jazz?

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