Posted at 11:11 PM on March 14, 2006
by John Birge
This one is interesting! The London Philharmonic played in San Francisco last Sunday. Kurt Masur fell ill for this tour, so our own Osmo Vanska covered four of the dates. Neeme Jarvi was booked for the fifth, but Joshua Kosman's review reports that Jarvi withdrew "because of illness."
Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Janelle Gelfand reports that Neeme Jarvi spent last Sunday in Cincinnati attending his son Paavo's wedding. Hmmmmm....
Just a question...
you occasionally play what sounds like a PDQ Bach snippet as an introduction to the weather and news. Is it???
p.s. I wish you guys would play some PDQ occasionally, perhaps I've missed it, but it is good to hear some humor once in a while.
Yep John, that's PDQ, from "PDQ Bach on the Air", for my money the best record Peter Schickele ever made. I played a bunch of PDQ on Mozart's 250th, so maybe we're due for more. Meanwhile, did you know Peter Schickele is speaking on MPR's American Humorist series at the Fitzgerald Theater on April 14? Best, John Birge
Thanks for the update...I was fortunate enough to see a PDQ "concert" in Boise many years ago. I would imagine Herr Schickele is not performing as much as he used to...As to seeing him at the Fitz, I live up north (sunny and warm today (LOL)), so it would be diffult...