I think I’ll want to check this book (The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century) out when it’s published. Sounds interesting. I figured I’d post this here in case anyone else is interested as well.
I also recently purchased Music: Healing the Rift … I’ve yet to read it, but after reading the review (the link will take you there) I knew I’d want to … so maybe I’ll get to it as soon as I finish my current book.
Of all musicians, flutists are obviously the ones who know something we don’t.
Minnesota Orchestra’s conductor has arranged ABBA music and it will be included in next year’s season.
I do hope this isn’t on a regular concert program! I can see it being added to a pops concert, and certainly it could be a stand-alone thing. But on what I think of as a “masterworks” concert? Hope not!
Anyway, here’s a short article about it and it sounds like a longer one will be out later. I’ll be looking for it.