GERM on ZOOM (Aug 5, 2020)

The years 1948-1988 are the GOLDEN ERA of RECORDED MUSIC for two reasons: the art of analog recording (started by Thomas Edison in 1878) reached an astonishing level of technical perfection, superior even to today's digital systems, AND the planet's musical cultures were at their ripe best, soon to be diluted or disappear altogether.


Each Wednesday we explore this world-wide treasure on LP records. We GUARANTEE you will hear something new!


Tonight we will do a follow-up to last week's lecture by LEONARD BERNSTEIN on Beethoven's 5th Symphony. It is going to be PETERS SHIKELE (AKA PDQ BACH) from station WOOF in Hoople, North Dakota: Beethoven's 5th symphony as a baseball game!


Dave Brubeck from the 50's and 60's left us a vast treasure of jazz LP records, and we will be sampling (and viewing) several gems.


And who knows the Italian-German composer WOLF-FERRARI? We will close with music from his light opera THE FOUR RUSTICS, and the great conductor NELLO SANTI. Tutto grazioso!


We send out a link for the Zoom meeting every Wednesday by email! Please contact us and let us know if you'd like to be added to the mailing list.


See you all at 7 pm TONIGHT!

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