On this week’s World Music Show (7-1) we’re going to revisit my on-again/off-again segment known as A Different Spin, in which I get the chance to speak to musicians and people in the music industry who are doing amazing things. Some people are local, some are not, as is the case with this weeks guest.
Next week (June 25-28), Richmond will be the host city for the American Guild of Organists Regional Mid-Atlantic Convention. This will feature various workshops, recitals and concerts taking place each day across the city. It’s a great opportunity to hear the wonderful instruments we have in Richmond's churches. All recitals and concerts are open to the general public.
Organizers Grant Hellmers and Bob Gallagher stopped by our 88.9 WCVE studios to chat about the performances you’ll be able to attend.
Gustav Mahler described his work “Das Lied von der Erde” as a symphony for tenor, alto (or baritone) and orchestra. While two soloists are normally featured, tenor Jonas Kaufmann is the first to be heard singing both parts on this new recording.
Every so often on the World Music Show I like to tackle a certain geographical area, musically speaking of course. And on this week’s show (6/24), we’re going to do just that.
People let me tell you about my best friend…
If you’re of a certain age or if you’re of a certain type—one who digested all sorts of TV shows from the late 60s, 70s, etc. then that opening line should ring a bell. It’s the opening line from the TV show “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.” (Yes, I’m aware it was also a movie—ok, I actually didn’t know it was a movie until I IMDB’d it and saw that).