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 |  Steven Blier

Leontyne Price sings Handel in today’s Song of the Day from Steven Blier: Just before I hit the sack I did a routine check of my email. There I found a note from baritone, friend, and colleague Ricardo Herrera with the subject line “Sad News.” I clicked on it both hurriedly and reluctantly, knowing that […]




 |  Steven Blier

Some Caetano Veloso from Steven Blier:  The theme of the week seems to be comfort—the music I turn to when the pressure is on, and the world news is nightmarish. One of my go-to guys is the Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso, and my favorite of his albums is “Fina Estampa.” I have a special fondness […]




 |  Steven Blier

Steven Blier returns to Song of the Day this week: Like most people on this planet, I was deeply disturbed and saddened by the terrorist attacks in Paris. I have nothing intelligent or cogent to say about the massacre, except that I hope it doesn’t fuel more xenophobia and racism in our country or anywhere else […]




 |  Steven Blier

Steven Blier is back to curate Song of the Day this week!   November always turns out to be a four-sided deadline crunch: the Juilliard program is due, we’re putting the final touches on next season’s casting and touring dates, the Schubert/Beatles program looms, a fundraiser letter needs to be produced by the end of […]




 |  Dalit Warshaw

This week’s Song of the Day curator is composer and thereminist Dalit Warshaw! Dalit also performed with NYFOS this week in our concert From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends. Thank you, Dalit! from Dalit Warshaw: In Closing… It has been a true joy to embark on this genuinely rich musical adventure this past week, probing the […]




 |  Dalit Warshaw

This week’s Song of the Day curator is composer and thereminist Dalit Warshaw! Dalit is also performed with NYFOS this week in our concert From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends. from Dalit Warshaw: …And More About the Vocalise… As the player of an instrument that shines when exhibiting expressive and expansive melodic line, and as […]




 |  Dalit Warshaw

This week’s Song of the Day curator is composer and thereminist Dalit Warshaw! Dalit is also performed with NYFOS this week in our concert From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends. from Dalit Warshaw: The theremin vs. the ondes Martenot Inevitably, during the course of my adventures as a thereminist, I am periodically asked about the […]




 |  Dalit Warshaw

This week’s Song of the Day curator is composer and thereminist Dalit Warshaw! Dalit is also performing with NYFOS this week in our concert From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends, Sunday in Boston and tonight (Tuesday, Nov 10) at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center. A few tickets are still available if you want to hear Dalit in […]




 |  Dalit Warshaw

This week’s Song of the Day curator is composer and thereminist Dalit Warshaw! Dalit is also performing with NYFOS this week in our concert From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends, yesterday in Boston and tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov 10) at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center. A few tickets are still available if […]




 |  Joe Nocera

Today’s Song of the Day selection comes from New York Times columnist Joe Nocera: When Native Dancer was first released in 1974, it was marketed as a Wayne Shorter album. That made a certain undeniable sense: an alumnus of one of Miles Davis’s greatest groups (it also included Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Ron Carter), Shorter was by […]