13. June 2019
The Project continues and shifts gears: Franz J. Haydn and the birth of the symphony. We will sample 5 early symphonies of Haydn, first performed for wealthy Austrian nobility over 250 years ago in central Europe. The astonishing details of Haydn's musical life in the employ of the Esterhazy family will be told in this first chapter of a series that will explain and demonstrate with great recordings the development of the symphony to the present day. The Project is fortunate to own all 8...
GERM Project · 10. June 2019
The Project continues with DUKE ELLINGTON: On the Road in Carrolltown, Pa (1957) and at the BAL MASQUE, Miami (1958). Duke Ellington and the great musicians in his band made their living “on the road,” traveling from place to place across the country, fulfilling concert obligations and “dance gig” contracts. The latter happened one miraculous June night in 1957, 200 miles west of Philadelphia in Carrolltown, Pennsylvania. Someone had arranged for a stereo tape recording to be made as...
GERM Project · 03. June 2019
The GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC project continues on Wednesday, June 12, 7-8 pm at the AUDIO & ART showroom, 21 Thomson Avenue, Glens Falls. We will be hearing the music of FOUR GREAT GIRL SINGERS: Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page & Linda Ronstadt. Doris Day, while famously recorded in many albums of soundtracks from her movies, actually made very few song recitals on LP. The selections from one of her very great records, DUET with Andre Previn, always leave first-time listeners in...
GERM Project · 28. May 2019
The GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC project continues on Wednesday, June 5, 7-8 pm at the AUDIO & ART showroom, 21 Thomson Avenue, Glens Falls. We will be hearing the music of George Gershwin. Brooklyn-born of Russian/Jewish parents in 1898, George was not a child prodigy, showing little interest in music until about age 10, when he became intrigued by a piano his parents had purchased for his older brother (and future song collaborator) Ira. At age 15, he published his first song and entered the...
GERM Project · 21. May 2019
The GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC project continues on Wednesday, May 29, 7-8 pm at the AUDIO & ART showroom, 21 Thomson Avenue, Glens Falls. We will be hearing the music of Armenian-American composer ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-2000). Born and raised in the Boston suburbs, Hovhaness received a classical conservatory training. By his mid 20's he had come to feel his compositions were too tame, derivative and conventional. He destroyed them all and embarked on a new path, inspired by a developing...
21. November 2018
Our NEW MODELS 4aEn and 6aEn feature a unique appearance, combining RARE NORTHERN HARDWOODS with black satin painted surfaces. Multiple layers of hand-rubbed Tung Oil bring out the stunning beauty of these select grain woods. We combine these special cabinets with our best TOTALLY EnABLed and AERODYNAMICALLY BACK-WAVE ENHANCED 4" drivers for a world-class listening AND visual experience! The 4aEn features matched grain SPALTED MAPLE (only 10% of our supplier's stock meets our standards) while...
20. November 2018
We have developed our 3rd version of the premier MODEL 3 FIBHORN with a refined configuration of the 6 internal Fibonacci chambers, subtle visual adjustments and a NEW 8" DRIVER manufactured by AUDIO NIRVANA. This is a stunning unit, with 6 NEODYMIUM magnets in the motor and 97 db sensitivity (free air) and 100 db in our cabinet! CHECK IT OUT!!
20. November 2018
October 12-14 the SILVER BAY resort on LAKE GEORGE hosted the UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST RETREAT for 2018. I presented an audio/LP program in a lovely conference room overlooking the lake. A brand-new pair of our Model 3 FIBHORN speakers was set-up, along with an AUDIO RESEARCH d-75 amplifier and a LINN SONDEK turntable with a GRACE tonearm and a LONDON DECCA cartridge. I do these presentations for music lovers who are curious about my claim that the LP record era (1948 to 1988) has given us an...