I felt a compulsion this morning to pull out the Shaw recording of Hindemith’s choral masterpiece, When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d: A Requiem for Those We Love. It occurs to me that I’ve never told my story about the piece, and how I came to meet Robert Shaw. First a word about Lilacs. [...]
Fast Company: Depression Impression. The FC blog points to a study by the University of Michigan Depression Center (summary at the Business and Legal Review) that says that only 41% of employees suffering from depression feel that they “can acknowledge their illness and still get ahead in their careers.” This despite 90% of the respondents [...]
New today in the iTunes Music Store: Songs of the Pogo, a recording that Walt Kelly made in 1956 with the help of Norman Monath. You can bet that’s being downloaded right now. Alas, no Boston Charlie.