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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Playlist for the Unpopular Music webcast for August 29, 2015

A playlist for the last Saturday in August. A good day for not sitting around indoors listening to the internet. Especially this pretentious crapola. (Although, I was once told this program is enjoyable while eating one's lunch.)

Regardless, the playlist is after the break...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bernstein's Copland 3rd at Tanglewood, 1990

I don't know how long this site will be active, but the Boston Symphony has posted a series of broadcast recordings from Tanglewood. One bit of essential listening (week 8, selection number 6) , from August 18, 1990, is Leonard Bernstein's penultimate performance a mere 57 days before his death, of Aaron Copland's Symphony No. 3. Copland would die on December 2.

The Sunday afternoon BSO concert would be his last. It was released by Deutshce Grammophon with great and somber fanfare, and it's, you know, good and all, but this performance from Saturday night should be the bang he's remembered for going out with. It was quite well regarded at the time.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Playlist for the Unpopular Music webcast for August 8, 2015

A very last minute show, still being put together as it went out.

Some technical problems back at Unpopular Central Command have delayed this week's playlist.

Probably another day or two before playlist and archive posting.

Update - Everything's fine, situation normal

Playlist has arrived after the break...