Posts tagged ‘Performance’

The Video that is not Little Richard as a Child Performer, or, How to Unfail Musicology One Post at a Time

Ryan Raul Bañagale responds to an intriguing email he received and current AMS discussions about the “failure” of musicology.

Continue Reading June 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm 33 comments

The Zodiac Suite by Mary Lou Williams

Ryan Banagale on a recent arrangement and performance of Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite.

Continue Reading January 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm 4 comments

Vince Guaraldi and The Great Pumpkin Waltz

Ryan Raul Banagale discusses a perennial fall favorite: “The Great Pumpkin Waltz” by Vince Guaraldi from The Peanuts animated special, “Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

Continue Reading October 22, 2010 at 7:53 pm 6 comments

Guest Post by Lincoln Ballard: On Double Performances in Music

Lincoln Ballard weighs in on hearing things twice.

Continue Reading October 7, 2010 at 7:10 am 5 comments

Paul McCartney’s Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Concert

Ryan Raul Bañagale blogs on the Library of Congress’s 2010 Gershwin Prize winner Paul McCartney, the concert in his honor, and the un-honored collaborative process that made his most beloved songs possible.

Continue Reading July 30, 2010 at 8:10 am 4 comments

Guest Blog by Matthew Mugmon: The Canadian Bess, or Porgy and Brass

In a guest blog post, Matthew Mugmon offers a musicological reflection on the Canadian Brass after seeing the Washington National Opera production of Porgy and Bess

Continue Reading April 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm 6 comments

The Fisk Op. 46 Organ Celebration Series at Harvard

Ryan Raul Banagale reviews one recital in a series of organ concerts at Harvard’s Memorial Church celebrating the instrument’s impending departure and tells us a little bit about why it is time for its approximately 4,500 pipes to ease on down the road.

Continue Reading November 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm 1 comment

The Bowed Piano Ensemble

Sometimes it is amazing what Googling yourself can reveal.

Continue Reading September 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm 10 comments


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