End of the month miscellany

– The New York Philharmonic offers Mahlerian  video, audio and images in connection with their Mahler performances this season. Check out Alma’s reminiscence of attending a seance where Mahler was hit on the forehead by a floating mandolin. Inspiration for the mandolin part in Das Lied?

– NPR has concerts from this past August’s Newport Jazz Festival here.

– Ethan Iverson has re-posted his fascinating take on learning a program of 20th century piano music.

– a friend who keeps offering me ideas for operas has come up with the idea of adapting this. The title character should be assigned to what voice part?

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