Celebrating 120 years, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is offering 10 symphonies as free downloads, available until November 24!
Featuring an excellent roster of conductors, these are terrific performances--but you have to register. (Seven performances are up as of today, the remaining three will be added by Thursday.)
For your reading pleasure, an interesting collection of interviews from the Dalkey Archive at the University of Illinois.
Percussionist Brian Archinal performs David Lang's Anvil Chorus:
Allan Kozinn has an interesting article up at the New York Times site, part of a series examining how careers in the arts are changing. Specialization is no longer key, and it seems that there is much success to be found in ignoring traditional boundaries of genre, style, role, etc. (i.e., 'I'm a classical musician', or 'I'm a composer not a performer')--ideas that we at the LF Project wholeheartedly support.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performs the theme song to Shaft: