Feelings—no, not that schmaltzy 70s ballad of blandness (ok, I’m sure “it” had its place in the musical lexicon, and if I were to go into my personal history of this song, then you may understand my dig at it), but I’m talking about all those things bubbling and gurgling up inside of all of us. We’ve all got them. And what I want to do for this week’s World Music Show (2/4) is to get rid of them. That’s right, stuff them on down to their deepest depths. Why? Well, with them out of the way, you’ll be able to enjoy this week’s show.
Like a possessed pachinko machine, this week’s World Music Show (1/28) will take that musical pinball, throw it down and then hope it lands on something fantastic. In other words, it’s going to be a mixed up sort of show—which is just how we like it.
It’s all about the future on this weekend’s World Music Show (1/21)…well, ok, it’ll also be about the past, too. And, perhaps they’ll be some middle ground thrown in there too. Either way, it’s going to be a great show, or so my psychic dog Gromit says.
Pianist Kirill Gerstein recently released the entire set of 12 Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt. Both in study and in performance, the 12 Etudes have been a transformative journey for Gerstein. He explained to me in a recent interview about the effect that playing the complete cycle has on interpretative decisions, as compared to playing them as individual works.