Sunday, March 04, 2007

My friends pictured within

Articles locating MP3 downloads, including historic performances by Dinu Lipatti, Pablo Casals and Arturo Toscanini, by Leopold Stokowski, and of Russian opera, are among the most popular On An Overgrown Path. Regular readers will know that most of these articles originate from web research by retired broadcaster Walt Santner. News has come that Walt has had a few medical problems that have required surgery, but the good news is that he is now recovering back at home in Maplewood, New Jersey. I know everyone who has enjoyed Walt's cyber detective work here will join me in sending our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

I guess Walt will be spending even more time listening to music via the internet, so here is a timely heads-up from another 'friend pictured within'. Music from Other Minds is a programme of new and unusual music by innovative composers and performers around the world. Produced for KALW 91.7 FM San Francisco by Other Minds the presenter is fellow blogger (and Sun Microsystems guru) Richard Friedman who has been adding to my recent my theremin post. You can listen online to Music from Other Minds on Friday nights at 11pm (Pacific Time), and the latest programme is available via streaming - just follow this link. Other recommendations of innovative music webcasts are very welcome via the Comments icon below.

My header photo shows Sir Edward Elgar about to enjoy the 1930s equivalent of an MP3 download. 'My friends pictured within' was the description Elgar used for the musical portraits in his Enigma Variations, and to finish, here is an interesting, and exclusive story about the composer's Violin Concerto.

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1 comment:

Jessica said...

Thanks for the information. It's real nice and pretty kewl. Do drop by my blog too and and share your views and ideas on friends and friendship.