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Classical Notes: November 15, 2011 Archive

On the Air This Week

Posted at 1:35 PM on November 15, 2011 by Rex Levang
Filed under: On the air

Highlights from Nov. 15 to 22

Wednesday, noon: Music with Minnesotans: Anesthesiologist Ken Holman
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: VocalEssence, recorded at the Fitz
Friday, 8 pm: The Minnesota Orchestra, joined by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, in an all-Stravinsky program
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Solid Gold(bergs)
Sunday, noon: From the Top, recorded in Ocean City, New Jersey
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: The Concertgebouw Orchestra, with a program including Nielsen's Flute Concerto
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra plays Beethoven, Lindberg and Sibelius

A Hollywood Holiday 2011

Posted at 1:58 PM on November 15, 2011 by Lynne Warfel (2 Comments)
Filed under: Roll Credits

Okay, so the Ebeneezer in me wants to humbug away the holidays being touted way too early. I get positively grumpy about seeing white flocked trees in stores right after Labor Day, but I will resist that curmudgeonly urge long enough to announce that Bill Morelock and I will be bringing you a holiday version of Roll Credits in "A Hollywood Holiday 2011" in early December.

We had been considering an all-Dickens extravaganza, but I'd love to hear from you about your favorite Holiday Flick and it's soundtrack.

Got a Christmas/Holiday/New Year Favorite Movie List?

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Norwegian SHOULD -- allow cellos, that is...

Posted at 9:54 PM on November 15, 2011 by John Birge (2 Comments)

Norwegian Air Shuttle carries a portrait of Edvard Grieg on the tail fins of their planes, but that didn't stop them from a plan to ban cellos from inside their planes.

For years, traveling cellists have purchased an extra seat on airplanes to prevent their fragile, priceless instruments from being damaged as checked baggage.
But Norwegian Air announced that starting November 1 cellos would no longer be allowed into its cabins. Security risk, they said.

Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk made a stink. He told Norwegian press that the new rule would force him to consider abandoning Norway. That got attention from officials, who have suspended the ban, but only temporarily while they are reviewing the situation.

Now, another Norwegian cellist has expressed his gratitude for the reprieve, and posted his song of thanks on YouTube:

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