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Classical Notes: March 23, 2009 Archive

How to get to Sesame Street: Practice, Practice, Practice

Posted at 8:50 PM on March 23, 2009 by John Birge

The website musicradar.com compiled a list of favorite musical performances on Sesame Street. There are fantastic YouTube clips of Norah Jones and Elmo; Johnny Cash and Oscar the Grouch; REM and furry happy monsters. You'll find the complete list here.

They did NOT include The Chamber Music Society of Sesame Street with Yo Yo Ma.
So I'm adding that one myself:

Meanwhile, if you just can't get enough of the "Best of" lists, check out "the fifteen American musicals...of indisputably permanent interest," according to WSJ Theater Critic Terry Teachout.

Classical Celebrity Gossip

Posted at 9:07 PM on March 23, 2009 by Gillian Martin

What well-respected conductor was found asleep and apparently intoxicated at the wheel of his car with the engine running in the wee hours of Thursday morning? Find out (and watch the video of his field sobriety test) here.

For balance, find out everything else he's done in his life here.