Festival of Carols

The annual tradition of the Festival of Carols begins tomorrow on Portland's classical station, KQAC. They play the most beautiful Christmas music composed through the ages, so many pieces and arrangements that you've likely never heard. It's four days of non-stop glorious music so if, like me, you've had all  you can stand of "Rockin' … Continue reading Festival of Carols

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Happy Holidays!

So, the world didn't end. Darn it. I was hoping to call dibs on my neighbor's 1967 Mustang when all the True Believers ™ were swept up in the Rapture, or whatever was supposed to happen. Oh well. In the meantime since we all have to continue to muddle along, I thought I'd say thanks … Continue reading Happy Holidays!

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

I woke up to this music on the radio this morning, and almost could not tear myself away to start getting ready for work. I've never heard anything like it. It's by a composer I had never heard of before, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki. He was a Polish composer of contemporary classical music, who sadly passed … Continue reading Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

Four Days of the Best Christmas Music

Once again, AllClassical.org (KQAC) here in Portland is giving us four full days of the most glorious Christmas music, starting tomorrow, December 22. Last year I kept the radios on in the living room and my bedroom 24/7, I couldn't turn it off! I've had it with the standard pop ditties that are what pass … Continue reading Four Days of the Best Christmas Music

The Score Presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

For all the Harry Potter and film music fans out there, my fav radio program EVER, The Score, on AllClassical.org is going to give us a sneak preview of the soundtrack to the new HP film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" today at 2:00PM PST. (if you need a time zone converter, go here.) … Continue reading The Score Presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Hans Zimmer Fans Take Note

Next Saturday, March 27 on The Score, Edmund's guest (via phone) will be composer Hans Zimmer. His most recent work is of course the soundtrack to the latest Sherlock Holmes movie. You may also be familiar with his work from Angels and Demons (my personal fav), The Lion King (for which he won the Oscar), … Continue reading Hans Zimmer Fans Take Note

The Score Goes National

You guys know I like to plug my local classical music station, KQAC, online at All Classical, because I just think they are the most entertaining classical station I've ever listened to, and they're independent, commercial-free, listener supported, and they get no funding from PBS, they are not affiliated in any way. My favorite program … Continue reading The Score Goes National

Holiday Indulgence

I periodically like to plug my local classical music radio station, KQAC, also known as AllClassical.org. They're now into the second day of a four-day festival of holiday music. Non-stop, 'round-the-clock for four days they're playing the most splendid selection of Christmas and holiday music from around the world. And, if you're sufficiently moved by … Continue reading Holiday Indulgence